RADIO equipment, home heating oil and live poultry were among the items stolen in two separate robberies in the Portlaoise area last week.
Last Thursday, April 12, a premises was broken into at the Clonminam Business Park. The thieves stole a quantity of aluminium motor boards used for radio communication. A garda spokesperson said that a white vehicle, possibly a rigid truck, may have been used in the crime.
Also last Thursday, a woman in The Heath discovered that home heating oil had been stolen from her tank. The thieves also made off with a number of chickens from her property. Gardai have confirmed they are following a definite line of inquiry into the theft.
Anyone with any information can contact the Portlaoise gardaí on 05786 21666.