An appeal has been launched for information after a brand new ride-on lawnmower was stolen in Laois last night.
The robbery occurred in the Killeen area which is a townland in between Stradbally and The Heath.
The lawnmower was taken from the shed of a homeowner in the area.
The ride-on-lawnmower is a yellow in colour and is a Raptor Hustler.
The robbery took place sometime between 9pm last night and 7am this morning.
The homeowners were unaware of the robbery until they noticed that the lawnmower was missing this morning.
The new machine was only purchased in the last few weeks.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai in Portlaoise on (057) 867 4100.
Alternatively, they can contact Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.