People are afraid to go to Mass or out shopping because of the amount of burglaries around Nenagh, according to Cllr Lalor McGee.
“The elderly are nervous wrecks at the moment,” he told Nenagh Town Council.
He asked if the council could “get a message out” to local Gardai about these type of crimes.
Cllr Tom Moylan, chair of Nenagh Joint Policing Committee, said councillors had a right to bring the matter to the attention of the Gardai as each councillor was a member of the JPC.
However, Cllr Seamus Morris maintained that the word coming from the JPC was that “crime is down”. He urged people to report crime to the Gardai.
Meanwhile, Cllr Tommy Morgan was told the council had set aside E40,000 to install CCTV around the town.
Town clerk Sarah O’Callaghan said they hoped to put in a basic system that could be added to and they hoped to have it installed before the council is abolished next year.