Trailer and chainsaw stolen in separate raids in midlands

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.

Image source: Garda Síochána Laois Offaly

“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.

“If you are aware of where property is currently or have been offered it recently please contact Birr Garda Station on: 057-9169710,” Gardaí based in the Laois-Offaly region said.