Three break-ins in one week in UCD Car Park

Gardaí have confirmed that three cars were broken into in UCD’s Car Park Six on the dates of the 26th, 27th and 31st January. A Garda spokesperson stated that these incidents were instances of criminal damage and not theft, and confirmed that they were being investigated. “We are aware of these incidents, and Gardaí are investigating.” A university spokesperson verified that the car park is monitored by CCTV and that “the system has been used to successfully identify perpetrators of crime to the Gardaí.” One student affected by such a break-in told the University Observer that requests have been made to the University by Gardaí to improve the current CCTV system and lighting in this particular car park, but these requests have not yet been acted upon. In response to this testimony, the spokesperson stated that “campus lighting and CCTV coverage across the campus is under regular review. Any CCTV upgrade programme is discussed with the Gardaí, and prioritised accordingly.”