Gardai in North Clare are investigating a series of burglaries in Bellharbour, Ballyvaughan, Tubber and Crusheen during the past week.
Between 12.15amand 7am last Saturday a shed was broken into in Turlough, Bellharbour by breaking the lock. A garden strimmer was stolen but was subsequently recovered dumped in a nearby ditch.
The car that was parked nearby had its rear window smashed and a chainsaw stolen from the boot.
Last weekend also, a shed in Muckinish, Ballyvaughan was also entered by breaking the lock. Stolen were a Netlfix Alto power washer, an MS 180 chainsaw, a pole saw and a pick axe.
Earlier in the week a shed was broken into in Turloghmore in Boston, Tubber. Stolen in this burglary were a variety of wrenches and a Stihl orange-colured chainsaw.
A double axle trailer was stolen from Clare County Council’s storage yard at Crusheen over the weekend.
Between 4pm last Friday and 8am on Monday, the council yard in Clonmoney was broken into by cutting the lock on the gate. Thieves stole an 8’x 4’ galvanised double axle trailer with a sticker saying ‘Clare Hire’ on the side in blue and yellow writing.