Gardai warn farmers to be vigilant after recent thefts from farms
Gardai in the midlands are warning farmers to be vigilant after recent thefts from farmyards in North Tipperary.
A number of farms were targetted in North Tipperary recently, including a prominent IFA member.
Willie Moloney, who farms near the Silvermines, had a mobile calf feeder taken from his farm on Sunday night/Monday morning.
He told the Nenagh Guardian that the feeder was seen being transported in the direction of Nenagh around 2am, close to Kilmore graveyard.
Moloney warned other farmers in the region to be vigilant, as it comes after a number of other thefts in the North Tipperary area in recent weeks, while Gardai are warning farmers to take security measures.
Three Dublin men appeared in court following a garda investigation into a number of other incidents in the Nenagh area, the paper also reports.
It says that these include a burglary at the Tippo premises at Kilkeary over the August bank holiday weekend.
And Gardai are looking for the public's assistance in tracing the owners of property they have recovered.
In May of this year Gardai conducting a checkpoint on Stockhole Lane, Cloughran, Co. Dublin stopped a van containing a large amount of new and second hand power tools. The tools, with an approximate value of up to €26,000 were seized.
Many of the tools seized are specialised items that would only be used by car or heavy goods mechanics and may have been taken from such garages.
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