September 28, 2023

Kilkenny car crime spree: vehicles targetted at four different locations across county


FOUR cars at different locations across the county had their windows smashed or bodywork damaged during a spate of similar incidents in the space of a 24-hour period.

The break-ins and criminal damage of vehicles occurred on Sunday and early Monday morning at locations in Thomastown, Piltown, Threecastles and Bennettsbridge.

Gardaí at Freshford are investigating a theft from a car on that was parked in the Killree area as the owner attended a GAA match. He returned to discover the car, a black BMW 318, had been broken into and a handbag had been taken.

Gardaí in Bennettsbridge are also appealing for information regarding a break-in to a car that was parked in the Gowran Road area sometime between 2.55pm and 3.45pm. The car, a red Seat Leon, was parked opposite the playground at the time. A local Garda spokesperson said the passenger window was smashed and a handbag taken from the seat.

The incident in Thomastown happened in the Newtons Terrace area of the town sometime between 11.30am and 7.30pm. The window of the vehicle was smashed, but local gardai said “no entry was gained” and nothing was stolen. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Thomastown Garda station.

Later the same night, sometime between 10.30pm on Sunday and 6.30am the following morning, gardai received a report of criminal damage to a car on Main Street, Piltown. The car, a grey Volkwagon Passat, had several dents to the bodywork.


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