Gardaí are appealing for information after a shop in Cloneygowan was burgled.
A cigarette machine and a sum of cash were stolen after two masked men broke into to the shop in the early hours of the morning.
The incident occurred at around 2.30am when two men in balaclavas forced their way into Linda’s shop in the village.
They carried out the robbery before making their getaway in a dark coloured vehicle.
The alarm at the premises was activated.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Portlaoise Gardaí at 057 86 74100.