Gardai are appealing for witnesses after three house robberies were carried out in the Portlaoise and Mountrath areas on Friday.
Two took place in Portlaoise withy one of those being carried out in Derrygarron between 6.30am and 8.30pm.
Tools and jewelry with an approximate value of €1,000 were taken by the thieves.
The second occurred at Lake Drive in Kilminchy between 3pm and 8pm, also on Friday.
The assailants gained entry to the property through a skylight window at the rear. A sizeable amount of jewelry and cash was also taken.
The robbery in Mountrath took place in the Parkville area at 5pm on Friday.
The assailants ransacked the property after gaining entry through the rear of the house and made away with tools and cash valued at close to €1,500.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to any of these crimes to contact Portlaoise Garda Station at 057 8674100.