Approximately €9,000 worth of power tools was stolen from a van in a housing estate in Thomastown on Friday.
The burglary took place on Friday evening at 5pm at Friars Hill on the outskirts of the town.
A Paslode nail gun, a Dewalt kit, a cordless saw, a circular daw, a skill saw, a Kangoo hammer and Dewalt batteries are all among the stolen items.
A blue Ford Focus saloon was seen acting suspiciously in the area and anyone with information or who is approached with power tools for sale matching the description of the stolen goods is asked to contact Thomastown on (056) 7754150.
In a separate incident a quantity of power tools were stolen from a premises at the Moate Road in Freshford overnight on the night of January 21 and 22. A Hitachi angle grinder was stolen along with a portable Dewalt power drill, a box of chains and a horse box.
Machinery with a value of approximately €2,000 was also stolen at approximately 12.30am on January 23 from a building site on the Callan Road.
Machinery including a Bomag Whacker Plate was stolen and gardaí are appealing to the public to be vigilant and to secure all belongings and premises.
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