Gardaí launch winter phase of burglary prevention operation

Gardaí are launching the winter phase of ‘Operation Thor’ – aimed at preventing burglars from targeting people as the days get darker.

Research indicates there can be a surge of up to 20 per cent in this form of crime during the winter months.

A large increase in the number of burglaries were recorded in the north west region from the October last year.

Data suggests that a burglary is most likely to take place during the hours of 5pm to 9pm on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

The Winter Phase of Operation Thor will begin tomorrow, and run until the end of March 2023.

Garda Paul White from Ballyshannon Garda Station says burglaries in rural areas increase from October onwards: