Gardai investigate four break-ins at same county Kilkenny village
GARDAI are investigating four recent break-ins at the same county Kilkenny village.
The latest burglaries occurred in the Glenmore area last Saturday between 4.15pm and 7.15pm.
At 4.15pm a house in the Ballycroney area, which was unoccupied at the time, was ransacked. A witness reported seeing three males running from the scene.
Later that evening, between 6pm and 7.15pm, a second home in the Haggard area was targeted.
This incident also involved three males. It is understood they called to the door of the house and the owner allowed them to enter the property.
However, family members later arrived and asked the three men to leave. The family later discovered a sum of money had been taken from the house.
These two incidents follow two other break-ins in the area since the beginning of the month.
In the early hours of Saturday, March 2, a pensioner who lives alone in the townland of Kilbraghan was targeted, again by three males, who kept her hostage in her home after forcing their way into her home through a locked rear window.
The following evening, sometime between 6.56pm and 7.15pm, a number of males broke into a house nearby in the Shambough area. This house is also owned by a female pensioner, but fortunately she was not at home when the burglary occurred.
Witnesses reported seeing a number of males leaving the property in a dark coloured jeep. Gardai who arrived at the scene discovered that the front door was damaged after being forced open.
Kilkenny gardai are investigating a possible link between the spate of burglaries in the area.
Anyone who may have information regarding any of these incidents is urged to contact Glenmore Garda Station on 051 880 122.