The Gardai in Nenagh are investigating a mean burglary in Roscrea in which the house of an elderly lady who is understood to be in hospital was burgled.
The break-in happened on January 14 at Cluain Ban and was reported to the Gardai at around 9pm that night.
Because the house is vacant at present, it is not known what might have been taken in the burglary.
The Gardai are appealing for any information and are anxious to trace three or four males who were observed in a dark colourd Volvo S40 with an 02 registration number in the area at the time.
A estimated E3,500 in cash and jewellery was stolen in a break-in at St Patrick’s Terrace, Nenagh, on January 15. The burglary was reported to the gardai the following day.
The thieves gained entry through a rear door and ransacked the house.
The gardai carried out house-to-house enquiries and are understood to be reviewing CCTV footage from the area in an attempt to identify the culprits.
In a separate burglary a doctor’s surgery was broken into on the Templemore Road, Cloughjordan, sometime on January 12 or January 13. The break-in was reported to Nenagh gardai on January 13. An estimated E600 in cash and cheques was taken in the burglary.
Around E600 in cash was taken during a burglary at a house in Cormack Drive, Nenagh, on January 19. The culprits used a garden fork to force open the back door.
A farmer who parked his tractor overnight at Curryquinn in the Dolla area on January 14 came back the next day to discover the battery had been stolden. Garda investigations are on-going.
Tools valued at an estimated E200 were stolen from a garden shed at Lower Ormond Street, Nenagh, at around 11pm on January 13 and a builder’s trailer worth around E1,500 was taken from a hay barn at Brickanagh, Cloughjordan, on January 19.
Nenagh gardai are appealing to the public for any information in relation to the incidents, and can be contacted at 067-31333 or at any Garda station.