Crime: Bookmakers break-in last night in a Laois town

Lynda Kiernan


Lynda Kiernan


A Laois bookies was targeted by burglars early in the morning on Friday, October 27.

An unknown number of thieves broke into Harrington's Bookmakers, at about 4.30am, and stole a sum of cash.

The bookies is in the Laois town of Mountrath.

The front window was smashed and a substantial quantity of cash was taken from the safe. 

Laois Gardaí are appealing for information on the crime.

Elsewhere, six rugs stolen off horse's backs in Laois as temperatures dip below zero.

Driver arrested at Portlaosie Garda motorway checkpoint.