GARDAI IN Carlow are warning householders to be extra vigilant this week following an unusually high number of burglaries around the town.
Eight homes were broken in to over three days and Gardaí have asked people to ensure all windows and doors are locked and alarms set to help prevent the increasing number of crimes.
On Tuesday, a house was burgled at Rutland Cross, Bennekerry, between 12 noon and 6 p.m. The culprits kicked in the front door and a quantity of cash, jewellery and a karaoke machine were stolen.
That same day a house was broken into at St. Mary's Park at some stage between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. The culprits made their way in through a rear window and ransacked the house. A quantity of cash was taken.
On Wednesday, a house was burgled in Hunters Green, Pollerton, between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Also on Wednesday, a house was ransacked at Sleaty Street, Graiguecullen, between 5.30 p. m and 7 p. m.
On Thursday, four houses were burgled. Gardaí are also investigating a burglary that occurred that same day at Monacurragh between 10.30 a. m and 6 p. m when a rear window was forced open and a quantity of cash was stolen.