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Gardai launch appeal after cars broken into outside Laois church

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Gardai in Laois are appealing for information after a number of cars were broken into in a church car park at the weekend.

The incident happened on Saturday December 14 in Abbeyleix.

A number of vehicles were broken into and property stolen from the car park of the Holy Rosary Church between 1 and 3.30pm.

A spokesperson said: “An Garda Síochána Laois Offaly are reminding the public again about leaving property in parked cars after a number of cars where entered and/or broken into last Saturday in Abbeyleix.

“We are appealing to members of the public who may have seen anything suspicious in and around the car park of the Holy Rosary Church, Abbeyleix between 1pm and 3:30pm.

“Nationally Garda Síochána are appealing to motorists to “Park Smart” as figures show that €30.6 million worth of items such as tools, cash, sunglasses, electronics and jewellery have been stolen from vehicles over the past 4 years.

“Gardaí are appealing for all vehicle owners to ensure they lock their vehicle no matter where it is parked and keep valuables out of sight.”

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