Burglaries on the rise

GARDAI are warning house holders to be extra vigilant over the Christmas period after a number of burglaries over the last week. Four houses were broken into across the county, one in Ballyragget and three others in Loughboy area of the city.

GARDAI are warning house holders to be extra vigilant over the Christmas period after a number of burglaries over the last week. Four houses were broken into across the county, one in Ballyragget and three others in Loughboy area of the city.

Last Wednesdy (December 14th) a house in Ballyragget was broken into at some stage between 1.30am and 6.30am. The burglar gained access to the empty home by forcing the rear window. Once in the house the intruder took a small quantity of jewellery and some cash before leaving.

On the same evening in Loughboy a house was broken into at 9.30pm. The burglar took a quantity of cash as well as credit union savings stamps before getting away.

Two days later on Friday (December 17) another house in Loughboy was broken into during the morning. Between 10.30am and 12.30pm a burglar entered the home through an open rear door. The burglar took a number of electrical items including a satellite set top box and a laptop as well as some sterling.

A second house in Loughboy was broken into on Friday evening. After the occupants of a home had left to go to mass between 6pm and 7pm a burglar entered the home by forcing a window open. Once in the house the suspect rifled through drawers but left empty handed.

Gardai are appealing for any one with any information in relation to the burglaries to contact them on 056-7775000