Naas gardai seek information about spate of van tool thefts


Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara


Naas gardai seek information about spate of van tool thefts

Naas Garda Station

Gardai in Naas are investigating a series of tool thefts from vans.

The most recent incident took place on Saturday afternoon last when an estimated €2,500 worth of equipment was taken from a vehicle parked at the Naas Rugby Club premises on the town's outskirts.

The tools were taken from a Renault van between 4.25 and 4.46. The haul included a chop saw, a power screw driver, a tool box, socket box and a screw gun. Most of items stolen were either Makita or Dewalt manufactured.

The van may have been unlocked at the time.

The day before (January 26) a van parked near the B&Q store at the Newhall Retail Park, Naas, was targeted.

Two drills, a grinder, a skillsaw and a nail gun were among the items (all Dewalt make) taken from a red-coloured Fiat van. The incident happened between 2.40pm and 2.55pm and gardai say these these tools were worth €1,600.

"These are particularly nasty crimes which can leave the victim without the means of earning a living. We would like to hear from anybody who saw any suspicious behaviour at either location," a garda spokesman told the Leader.

Naas gardai can be contacted at 045-884300.