Gardai are investigating a robbery of cash from a 20-year-old man who was threatened yesterday.
The incident occurred on Sunday, November 5 at approximately 6 pm at Maryborough Village.
There were no injuries resulting from the incident.
Gardai in Portlaoise are investigating and are appealing for witnesses.
They are following a definite line of enquiry.
Anyone with information can contact gardai in Portlaoise at 057 8674100.
While it was quiet on the crime front in Laois over the weekend, gardai scored a notable success with the recovery of stolen property.
The Gardai stopped a van and trailer in Irishtown in Mountmellick at 5am and discovered a massive selection of power tools.
The recovery includes drills, strimmers, consaws and chainsaws among other items.