Nenagh gardai have warned people to be on the watch for what they described as a “tarmac gang” laying tarmac in people’s home without permission.
A Garda spokesman said they had to warn the gang to “clear off” from one house and said the gang was especially targetting elderly people.
“They are starting to lay tarmac without being asked,” the spokesman said. “If they arrive at your house, we advise you to ring the Gardai immediately.”
Nenagh gardai can be contacted on 067-31333.
Meanwhile, the gardai are investigating a series of burglaries in the Roscrea area over the past week.
On Thursday, February 27, a house was broken into at Glenview, Ballingarry, and ransacked while the owner was not there. The culprits removed a window to gain entry. It is not known if anything was stolen during the incident.
A second house was broken into at Rossmore, Roscrea, between February 28 and March 2, when the owners were away. Again the house was ransacked and about E1,000 worth of jewellery stolen.
On the afternoon of March 3, the front door of house at Quakerstown, Ballingarry, Roscrea, was forced and the house was ransacked. The thieves stole a small safe, jewellery, a TV, computers and a large amount of cash.
A changing room at Borrisokane Community College was entered between 9pm and 10pm on February 27 and handbags, kit bags, clothing and personal items taken.
There were two incidents of diesel theft in the Nenagh Garda district in the past week. The first theft took place from a private bus parked at Newport, which had its tank emptied, and the second happened on a farm at Rock Forest, Knock, Roscrea, on March 2 when a farmyard tank was emptied.
A guest at Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea, awoke on February 27 to find someone had stolen the two rear wheels from their car. The hotel’s CCTV picked up three people in a suspected car used in the theft.
An information on any these matters can be given to the gardai at Nenagh Garda station on 067-31333.