Large number of suspected stolen power tools recovered in Laois

Gardaí seek information on theft of Daewoo digger stolen in Abbeyleix

Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Photograph: An Garda Síochána

 

Gardaí recovered a substantial quantity of suspected stolen power tools and equipment in Co Laois on Saturday morning.

The large haul of assorted tools and equipment believed to be worth tens of thousands of euro, was discovered when gardaí on routine patrol stopped a van towing at trailer at Irishtown, Mountmellick at around 5am.

The quantity of equipment, which includes drills, strimmers, grinders, saws and hand tools of various types, is being described as “substantial” by gardaí.

Photograph: An Garda Síochána
Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí from Portlaoise seized the tools along with the van and trailer. Gardai are currently identifying property and cataloging the items and anyone who recognises any of thme is asked to email laoisoffaly.crimeprevention@garda.ie.

Separately, gardaí in Abbeyleix are appealing for information in relation to the theft of a Daewoo digger. The Daewoo Doosan Solar was taken from from Killeen Bridge, Cretyard between 5.15pm on Thursday and 8am on Friday.

The stolen Daewoo Doosan Solar. Photograph: An Garda Síochána
The stolen Daewoo Doosan Solar. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Anyone with information regarding its movements or whereabouts is asked to contact gardaí in Abbeyleix on 057 8730580.