GARDAÍ are investigating the theft of two valuable Husky dogs which were stolen from a home in Rathdowney over the weekend.
The Siberian Huskies were taken from a home in Mooreville on June 3, not far from the showgrounds. One of the animals is an 18-month-old with black and white markings, while the other is a 14-week-old pup with brown and white markings. A spokesperson with Portlaoise gardaí has confirmed that the dogs are valued at over €500 each. Gardaí in Rathdowney and Abbeyleix are currently investigating the theft and they are appealing for any information.
The gardaí are also appealing for information on a burglary and a number of car break-ins to have occurred across the county. Some time between June 1 and June 2, an empty house in Dangan Roe, Castletown was broken into. The thieves forced entry to the house and stole a television from the premises.
Meanwhile in the early hours of June 2, a young male was disturbed trying to interfere with a car in the Rossvale estate of Portlaoise. The incident occurred at around 6.30am and the man fled the scene when he was disturbed by residents.
Also in the early hours of June 2, a number of industrial tools were stolen from a van in Cloonagh, Mountmellick. And some time between 11.30am and 12.30pm on June 2, a car was broken into at Emo Court. Nothing was taken in this incident, but damage was caused to the vehicle.
Anyone with any information on any of these crimes can contact the gardaí on 05786 74100.