As the clocks go back, evenings become darker and create ideal opportunities for thieves. As quiet and safe as Marley Grange appears to be we do hear every few weeks of a break in or attempts to break in to people’s houses and cars.

By remembering these simple steps every time, you will make it less attractive to burglars. Doors and Windows should also be locked even when you’re in and alarms part set at night, as thieves are opportunists, and it only takes them a few seconds to enter a property and steal items.

The Garda have this simple three-point message is a reminder to:

* Put the Alarm on
* Lock all Doors and Windows, and
* Leave a Light on when leaving your home empty