Gardaí investigating link between spate of thefts from cars on the Ring of Kerry

Gardaí are investigating a possible link between a spate of thefts from rented cars on the Ring of Kerry on Tuesday.

The thefts occurred between 2pm and 5.30pm where cash and other items were taken from the cars.

The first of the thefts occurred at St Finan’s Bay in Ballinskelligs, on Tuesday afternoon, where a quantity of cash was taken from a backpack in an unlocked car.

Later, the fly window of a rented Volkwagen Golf estate was smashed at Kimego, Caherciveen and a laptop, camera lenses and binoculars taken. The items were recovered at Carhan Lower the following day.

Some items of clothing and a backpack were stolen from an unlocked car at Coomakista later that day.

Shortly afterwards, the passenger window of a red Seat Ibiza at Derrynane House was smashed and a shoulder bag containing driving licences and a small amount of cash taken.

Gardaí have warned motorists to lock their cars and not to leave valuable items on view.