People are still leaving a lot of property on display in their cars, according to the Portlaoise Superintendent.
Supt Yvonne Lundon reminded the public to secure any laptops or handbags out of sight in their cars..
“It causes a lot of stress. People are looking for money, they will break in, steal it and get whatever they can for it on the black market,” she said.
“There is very little we can do once the items are gone.”