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Put fake presents under Christmas tree to fool thieves

Displaying gifts under the Christmas tree can be an attraction for burglars on the lookout during the festive period, gardai have warned.

Chief Crime Prevention Officer, Inspector Barry Mills recommends that fake presents should be put under the tree in the run up to Christmas Eve, especially in place of electronic devices that can be sold quickly. 

“In the run up to Christmas, a lot of people have Christmas trees and presents under the Christmas tree.

“Really, you would recommend that they would be dummy presents. If you didn’t have confidence in that your house is secure you wouldn’t be leaving valuables under the tree,” he told

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