Jewellery and cash taken in Tipperary break-ins

Jewellery and cash valued at over €5,000 as well as Christmas presents were stolen in a series of break-in around Nenagh and Roscrea.

Jewellery and cash valued at over €5,000 as well as Christmas presents were stolen in a series of break-in around Nenagh and Roscrea.

A sum of €2,000 and a further €400 worth of US dollars was taken in a burglary at Oakfield, Connolly Street, Nenagh, on December 18.

Jewellery valued at€1,000 was taken in a break-in at Millmount, Old Birr Road, Nenagh, overnight on December 18/19.

Cash and jewellery worth €1,500 were taken around the same time from a house in Ciamhalta Meadows, Nenagh.

An unknown quantity of jewellery, cash and Christmas presents were taken from a house in Ardross, Roscrea, on December 21.

A house at Assumption Park, Roscrea, was broken into on Deember 18, but though the house was ransacked, it is not known what, if anything was stolen.

Meanwhile, the Gardai have warned shoppers to be extra vigilent over the coming days as thieves are targetting car parks in shopping centres.

Three vehicles were broken into in Stereame Retail Park, Nenagh, on Thursday, December 18, with the culprits getting away with groceries and tools.

The sneak thieves are watching people place their shopping into their cars and while they are returning their trolley to the trolley bay are checking to see if the car is left open.

Similar thefts occured in Nenagh and Roscrea over the past two weeks.