Recovered property attracts hundreds of people to station

Recovered property attracts hundreds of people to station

Hundreds of people filed into Kilkenny Garda Station on Friday to examine property recovered by officers in recent times.

The property also have in excess of 23,000 views on the garda website.

Jewellery, wallets, musical instruments, bicycles, cameras, drills and generators, garden and golf equipment, mobile phones were all recovered by gardai in recent months.

More unusual items included a sewing machine, silver teapots and a large crystal ball.

The property is recovered from scenes of crime and as a result of investigations and searches.

“We were delighted with the response. We got very positive feedback from the public and we have twenty people who we are following up with to see if they are the owners of certain items of property,” said Sergeant Anthony Farrell.

The event has been lauded as a success and there are plans to hold similar days across the region before it is rolled out on a national basis over the coming months.

All the recovered property can be viewed on the garda website - by accessing Flickr.

Crime Prevention Officer, Sergeant Peter McConnon was also on hand to give members of the public advice on how best to protect themselves and their property from crime adding that burglaries increase in winter months by 25% and that over 40% of burglaries occur between 5pm and 11pm.