Parts taken from Welger baler ‘probably stolen for similar machine’

Parts from a Welger RP200 baler were stolen from such a machine in Co. Offaly in recent weeks – prompting an appeal for information to be made by An Garda Síochána.

Taking to social media last night, Monday, August 3, Gardaí based in the Laois-Offaly region said:

“Side and top covers of a Welger RP200 baler similar to these pictures [have been] stolen from [a] baler in Cloghan between Wednesday, July 15, and Friday, July 31.

Image source: Garda Síochána Laois Offaly

“Probably stolen for [a] similar machine. If you are offered similar [parts] or have any information please contact Birr Garda Station,” the Garda statement added.

Birr Garda Station can be contacted on: 057-9169710.

Image source: Garda Síochána Laois Offaly

Trailer and chainsaw stolen in midlands raids

Two separate raids resulted in the theft of a trailer and a chainsaw among other property amid a spate of robberies in the midlands in recent days.

In Co. Laois, Abbeyleix Gardaí are investigating the theft of a 8ft X 4ft Ifor Williams trailer, with a ladder rack.

According to local Gardaí, the trailer was taken on Wednesday night, July 29, between 7:00pm and 7:00am from the Granstown area of Ballacolla.

The trailer in question had a “02-KK” registration plate on it when taken but Gardaí noted that this plate may be discarded locally.

“If anyone saw anything suspicious in the surrounding area could they contact Abbeyleix Garda Station on: 057-8730580,” the Garda statement said.

Meanwhile, in Co. Offaly, Birr Gardaí are investigating the theft of a Husqvarna chainsaw 135, a Husqvarna extension hedge trimmer, a Husqvarna leaf blower and four cast iron flower pots.

According to investigating Gardaí, the tools and pots were taken between Thursday, July 23, and Monday, July 27, from a premises on Military Road, Birr.