Thieves target shopper’s car in car park

Thieves target shopper’s car in car park

Opportunistic thieves targeted a shopper’s car at an Aldi car park in Palmerstown – stealing a number of goods from the boot, including a couple of Christmas presents.

The incident, on Saturday November 18, saw a couple arrive at the Aldi store between 2.30pm to 3pm.

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 One of the victims made an appeal online for people to be careful in car parks in the run-up to Christmas.

She said the boot of her boyfriend’s car was “cleared out, including my back-pack containing my phone and wallet, house keys, and a couple of Christmas presents just purchased.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever done this as it was heavy and we wouldn’t be long – a stupid and costly mistake.”

The woman believes thieves used an alarm blocker and urges people to double-check if their cars are locked when shopping.

Investigating gardai are treating the incident as an “opportunistic theft.”

A garda spokesperson said: “There is no suspect as of yet. No damage was caused to the vehicle. Items taken included a PlayStation 4, cash worth €100, a phone worth €200, debit cards, a small black purse, a pink handbag, and a couple of gifts.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Ronanstown Garda Station at 666 7700.