Gardaí in Athlone are investigating burglaries at two houses in the area yesterday.
One of the houses broken into was in Bonavalley while the other was in Arcadia.
It’s thought both break-ins took place sometime between seven in the morning and eight the evening while the houses were temporarily unoccupied.
Nothing was taken in one of the houses although the rooms were disturbed.
A back door was forced in the second house and some cash and a post office book were stolen.
Gardaí are asking anything who might have noticed suspicious activity in the Bonavally or Arcadia areas yesterday to contact them at Athlone station.