Owners of vacant properties, and sports clubs with club houses are being urged to be vigilant as thieves continue to be on the look out for copper piping to sell as scrap metal.
There has been a spate of these types of burglaries over the past number of years.
Just last week, between March 25 and 30 a vacant house at Castlemitchel South, Athy was broken into and a copper cylinder stolen.
The week before, Rosglas Hurling Club, Monasterevin was also targeted and a large copper cyclinder stolen from the dressing rooms between March 13 and 18.
There has also been an increase in the number of thefts of gardening equipment from gardens and sheds.
Between 7pm on March 25 and 9am on March 26, a chainsaw was stolen from a shed at Bert, Athy. On the same night, a lawn mower was stolen from a shed at Lughill, Monasterevin. Over night on March 28/29 €500 worth of tools were taken from a farmyard near Castledermot. A lawn mower was also removed from a house at Tomard, Athy between March 25 and 28.