Gardai are investigating a spate of break-ins to private homes in Castlebar and Claremorris on Friday last.

A private house in Baloor, just outside Castlebar, was broken into on Friday morning.

Gardai say “small change/coinage”  was all that was taken.

Then sometime after 11 am on Friday morning a house in Derrygarve, Ballyheane was broken into and ransacked.

The house was unoccupied at the time, it’s a holiday home, and when the owner returned on Saturday morning despite the mess, nothing is reported to have been taken.

Then on Friday afternoon,after 3pm, the owner of a house in Mace Upper, Claremorris came on at least two men, wearing suits attempting to break into his home. The two took off in a black Mercedes car, again nothing was reported stolen.

Shortly after 3pm on Friday afternoon a group of horse riders on the road at Barnacarroll, Knock were confronted by what is described as an extremely aggressive motorist.

Gardai are appealing to the public for any information on any of these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlebar Garda station at 094 9022222



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