Suspect burglar arrested in Kilkenny

A MAN suspected of carrying out a burglary at a house in Ashfield East over the Christmas period has been arrested by gardai.

A MAN suspected of carrying out a burglary at a house in Ashfield East over the Christmas period has been arrested by gardai.

The break in took place on December 29 when the garage was broken into and a number of items were taken. A person was arrested a short time later and the property was recovered. The suspoct was subsquently released without charge and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

Meanwhile in an unrelated incident a person found to be in possession of a implement was arrested on suspicion of breaking into a house in the Beech Lawns area on December 30. He was later released without charge and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

Garda warning over burglaries

Gardai have issued a warning to people to be extra vigilant in light of recent break ins around the city and county.

"We are asking people to keep an eye on their own and each others properties and to report anything suspicious immediately to gardai," a spokesman for Kilkenny gardai said following a number of break ins in the city over the festive period.

Meanwhile gardai in Thomastown have also confirmed a number of burglaries in recent weeks and are advising the public to report anything suspicious to them immediately.

"Sometimes people feel like they are bothering the gardai by contacting them but we want to hear from anyone who sees anything in their locality that they think is unusual or suspicious. We would also be asking people to lock doors during the day and not just at night time, she added.