Locals warned to be extra vigilant in Chapelizod as hooded gang spotted

by Dublin Gazette
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Residents in the Chapelizod area have been warned to be vigilant after a group of hooded men were caught on CCTV seemingly scouting out the area.

A local Facebook page posted images of eight hooded youths that were spotted hanging around Chapelizod Village and industrial estate on Saturday evening.

Alongside the images was a post that said: “This group of hooded youths marched around… attempting to break into anything possible including Millrace complex at around 5pm. They smashed eggs on the window in the weir/island – a test to see if alarms are fitted.”

It is believed that the group then split up to scout out other houses towards the Knockmaroon direction, with the poster of the images suspecting that the group could possibly be affiliated with another gang that attempted to break into Park Lane in the area recently.

A number of people commented on the post saying they had seen the group in various areas of the locality on Saturday evening, and had contacted the Gardai to alert them.

Locals have called for a community garda to be introduced into the area to tackle suspicious activity such as this, and for anyone who sees the group or anyone else acting suspiciously to call the local Garda station in the hopes action will be taken.

For information on crime prevention or community policing, visit www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention.

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