A spate of house burglaries across the county resulted in jewellery, laptops, horse riding equipment and televisions being stolen in the past week
Gardaí are appealing to the public for information following the thefts.
On the morning of Friday, June 2, between 1.30am and 2.30am, a property at the Riverside Apartments in Portarlington was broken into and an amount of low-value jewellery was stolen.
Also on June 2, between 11am and 11pm, a house was broken into at Derrycloney in Mountmellick. Entry was gained to the house by smashing the front window and electrical items such as laptops and TVs were stolen during the raid.
At Boley, Ballylinan, a householder returned home at 5.40pm on June 2 while two men were in the process of breaking into his house. The two thieves escaped through nearby fields after being disturbed, taking with them a small amount of jewellery from the house.
However, there is no description of the men and the gardaí are appealing for information.
Some time between Wednesday, May 31 and Sunday, June 4, a house was broken into at Mount Salem in Coolrain. Entry was gained via the back window and the house was ransacked, before the thieves made off with jewellery and tools.
Between 4pm on Sunday, June 4 and 11.30am on Monday, June 5, a garden shed at a house in Meelick, Portlaoise was broken into and a quantity of horse riding equipment stolen.
Items stolen included saddles and other equestrian items. The lock was broken on the shed before the thieves gained access.
There was also an attempted entry to a house at Kellyville in Portlaoise at approximately 6pm on June 5. The rear door of the house was damaged, but no entry was gained to the premises.
Anyone with any information on any of these crimes should call Portlaoise Garda Station on 05786 74100.