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Gardai launch investigation after several vans broken into in Portarlington

Gardai are investigating following a number of break-ins to vans in Portarlington in recent days.

Two vans were broken into in Whitefields and another two suffered the same fate in Ballymorris Court.

One of the vans had a window smashed while locks were damaged in the others.

Gardai say the vehicles were searched but seems to be nothing taken so far.

Three of the vans were broken into overnight while the other incident occurred on Sunday night.

Crime Prevention Officer Graham Kavanagh said: “I am appealing to tradesman to be vigilant to the above.

“Please report any suspicious activity or concerns and look at getting additional security to van besides standard secuirty that comes with van.

“Make sure the area is well lit area when parking. Also, the use of Jobox secured to body of van could be considered.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.