As poultry farmers prepare for the Christmas market thieves target turkeys the traditional festive dinner fare.

As Christmas approaches some people will go to great lengths to put food on the table and there has been a surge in festive related crimes. This reconstruction of a turkey theft was filmed by David Shaw-Smith at Hill Farm, Swords, Dublin for 'Garda Patrol'. 

This episode of 'Garda Patrol' was broadcast on 23 November 1972.

‘Garda Patrol’ began broadcasting in October 1964 on RTÉ Television. It was a fifteen-minute weekly
programme asking the public asking for help to solve crimes. In the early 1990s, the programme was revamped as a monthly hour-long programme called Crime Line which then became Crime Call in September 2004.