Crime gang targeting Toyota Landcruisers
Northwest Meath is being targeted by a criminal gang roaming the countryside looking for Toyota Land Cruisers and Jeeps.
There has been a spate of car thefts in recent months in this area which is prompting Gardaí to investigate links between all the thefts. 10 vehicles have been reported as stolen after a spate of burglaries in which keys were stolen.
Most of the break-ins occured at farmhouses with Land Cruisers parked outside within an eight-mile radius in the rural part of County Meath. Most of the victims are in the areas around Nobber, Kilmainhamwood, Drumconrath and Lobinstown.
Even though there was a lull in the thefts in recent weeks, another Landcruiser was taken in Meath on Wednesday afternoon, this time at Garlow Cross, on the Dublin side of Navan. The 07 vehicle was taken around 3 pm while the farmer was harvesting in his field.
As investigations are underway, the Gardaí are urging anyone who may have noticed suspicious behaviour or unusual activity, in the area to report it to their nearest Garda station and they are advising, that anyone who has bought a land cruiser or jeep in recent years, to consider installing a tracking system to their vehicle. The local Garda Sergeant had this to say: