Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after home heating oil was stolen from a private residence in Mountrath.
The theft, which took place in Rushall area of the town, occurred on Wednesday night.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 8674100.
In a separate incident, Gardaí were called to the Jack & Jones shop in Portlaoise Shopping Centre yesterday following a theft.
A man, a young foreign national, stole a jacket from the clothing store but has since been arrested.