Expensive equipment being targeted in spate of burglaries on county Kilkenny farmyards
Gardai are asking Kilkenny residents to be on the look out for people selling farming equipment at knocked down prices, following a spate of farmyard thefts over the last week.
An expensive Ifor Williams trailer was taken from a yard in Burnchurch, Cuffesgrange earlier last Thursday morning.
He noticed the trailer had disappeared when he started his working day last Thursday, July 23. The farmer believes the thieves struck at around 4am, when he was awoken from his sleep by his dogs barking.
Not too far away and on the same night, a milking parlour in Ballymack in Cuffesgrange was broken into and milking equipment stolen,
It is understood the parlour was burgled between 4am and 5am, again on Thursday, July 23.
The perpetrators would have had to have vehicles in both cases to move the trailer and milking equipment.
A local garda spokesperson said: “Remember if you are offered this trailer for sale, it will probably be at a reduced price, please report
Anyone with information is asked to contact Kilkenny Garda Station 056 777 5000.