Gardai are warning householders to tighten up security on their homes after eight residences were burgled in Clonmel, Mullinahone and Ballyneale over the past week.
Many of the burglaries occurred during the day while the occupants were away and electrical goods, jewellery and cash were the targets of the criminals, according to investigating gardai at Clonmel Garda Station.
Three homes were burgled in Clonmel, Mullinahone and Ballyneale last Tuesday, April 24. A house at Dromard Crescent on the Cashel Road in Clonmel was broken into between 3.30pm and 4.30pm that day and a lap top was stolen.
Electrical equipment and jewellery were stolen from a house burgled at Kilvemnon, Mullinahone between 9am and 9pm that day while jewellery was also taken from the house broken into in the Ballyneale area between 11am and 3pm.
Two houses at Mountain Road, Clonmel and Powerstown were burgled the next day, Wednesday, April 25. Jewellery and cash were robbed from the Mountain Road house between 11am and 12.l5pm.
Meanwhile, the burglars, who entered the residence in Powerstown, were disturbed by an occupant or occupants of the premises and fled the scene with a handbag.
A vacant farmhouse at Ballyduggan, Mullinahone was the next to be targeted by burglars, who struck last Saturday, April 28. While the house was ransacked, no property was stolen.
And two houses were burgled in the Roaring Springs area of Clonmel and Mountain View, Marlfield, Clonmel last Sunday. The Roaring Springs home was broken into between 1.30pm and 3pm but no property was stolen while the Marlfield house was targetted between 11pm and 6am while the occupants were asleep and a small quantity of cash was swiped.
Gardai in Clonmel have appealed to anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in any of these areas over the past week to contact them with information. A suspicious silver Volvo car was observed in the Mullinahone area after one of the two burglaries in that community.