Two jeeps, a trailer and gates were among the property stolen in break-ins to farm properties in the Kilsheelan, County Tipperary, and Ballymacarbry, County Waterford, areas on the same day last week.
A navy Mitsubishi Pajero jeep, 8X4 Dooley jeep trailer, a number of milk churns and tools were stolen in an early morning raid on a farmyard at Poulavone, Kilsheelan, on Tuesday, October 23.
The break-in to the yard, situated on the Clonmel to Rathgormack Road about three miles from Kilsheelan, was reported to gardai at 6am shortly after the farmer spotted suspicious activity in his yard.
A Tramore Garda Station spokesman said they received a report of a burglary at a second farm at Glendaloughin, Ballymacarbry, at 11.30am the same day. A jeep, four gates and some tools were stolen from the farm.
Meanwhile, a 10 foot gate was reported stolen from another property at Reanadampaun, Ballymacarbry, that evening.
The two stolen jeeps were only used off-road by their owners on their farms.
Gardai believe the break-ins were carried out by the same criminals. They have appealed to anyone who witnessed suspicious vehicles or activity in the vicinity of these three farms last Tuesday, October 23, to contact Tramore Garda Station on 051-391620.
They have also urged members of public who come across any of the property stolen from these farms for sale not to purchase them and contact the Gardai if they have suspicions.