A John Deere Gator utility vehicle, 4 × 4, trailer and diesel were stolen in a wave of rural robberies that took place in the Midlands over the weekend, according to An Garda Síochána.

The property was taken in an overnight raid on a number of locations in Laois and Offaly counties on Sunday evening / Monday morning (May 16 and 17), the local Gardaí confirmed.

Gator gone

In a warning to residents of rural areas in the Midlands region, Gardaí, based in the Laois / Offaly division, said:

“We are investigating a number of thefts in rural areas around our division overnight.

“Flight to Borris in Ossory [of a] jeep; a trailer and diesel in Clonaslee and a four-wheeled John Deere Gator in Cadamstown.

“Report any hangars in the area that you might be concerned about,” the Garda statement insisted.

“In the photo the stolen four-wheeled John Deere Gator which also had two glass doors,” he added.

Anyone with information that could be useful can contact the local Gardaí here.

Trailer theft

Meanwhile, an investigation was opened by An Garda Síochána into the theft of a trailer at a construction site in County Offaly.

The trailer was stolen along with other items during a raid on Saturday evening, May 15, at a facility in Croghan, near Tullamore.

In a brief statement on the matter, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána confirmed:

“La Gardaí is investigating a theft that occurred between May 15 and 16 [Saturday and Sunday] 2021 at a facility in Croghan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. A trailer and equipment were taken away.

“No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing,” added the Garda spokesperson.

According to locals, the trailer in question is an 8ft x 5ft Murphy cattle trailer, which was last seen in the Walsh Island area of ​​the county around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.

It is believed that a black Ssyangyong 4 × 4 with a license plate bearing “07-WH” was towing the trailer in question.

Anyone with information that may be useful can contact Tullamore Garda Station at: 057-9327600.