Laois Crime: Thieves targeted two Laois estates last night

Lynda Kiernan


Lynda Kiernan


Gardaí are appealing for information

Two homes in a Mountrath housing estate were hit by thieves overnight last night.

The Cluainín estate suffered two break-ins, Gardaí have confirmed.

In one house tools were taken. In the other nothing appears to have been taken.

Laois Gardaí are appealing to the public for any witnesses or information. They confirmed that construction work was being carried out on at least one of the houses.

Work is ongoing in the Cluainín Estate on the completion of 10 homes to house people on Laois County Council's waiting list. It is not clear if the thefts were carried out where the work was being carried out.

Meanwhile, in Portarlington, a break-in was attempted overnight, in a house in Wilton Lawns.

The attempted break-in took place at 4.15am. Thieves are believed to have tried to break in through the back door but dogs in the house scared them off.

There were also two burglaries between 11am and 5pm yesterday in Kilbeggan road, Clara near Kilcoursey.

There was jewelry taken in that robbery. Laois Offaly Division Gardaí are also appealing for information.