Garda warning over ‘fishing’ scam

Mary Cody

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Mary Cody

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Gardai are warning the public to keep their car keys secure following a number of thefts in recent days.

Gardai are warning the public to keep their car keys secure following a number of thefts in recent days.

According to a garda source the method of ‘fishing’ for car keys has been employed on a number of occasions in Kilkenny in recent weeks.

Keys are ‘fished’ from a hallway table or somewhere within reach by simply using a long implement with a hook on the end.

“We want the public to be aware of this and to ensure that their car keys are stored out of site and reach from outside the house,” added the garda spokesman.