Naas Garda Station
Naas gardai believe that the same culprits were involved in three burglaries carried out in the town yesterday.
The incident led to a garda operation to find the burglars in the Monread area. The garda helicopter was summoned to the scene and three vehicles were deployed to Monread to conduct a search.
A house at Esmondale was targeted between 10am and 5pm. The house was unoccupied at the time and the occupier returned to find the premises had been ransacked, after a window was forced open. It was not immediately clear if anything was taken.
About €1,800 worth of jewellery, including two gold chains and an engagement ring, was robbed from a house in Hazelmere between 11.30am and 1.30pm. It's thought entry was gained through an unlocked front door.
Two males are believed to have entered a house at Monread Court at 5.15pm through the rear patio door. The main bedroom was ransacked, though nothing was stolen.
Gardai received a report of a man seen jumping over a garden wall but, despite the search, nobody was detained.
Naas gardai (884300) are interested in hearing from anyone who noticed a male with red/ginger hair aged 18-25, wearing black track suit bottoms and a blue coloured rain jacket. He may have been holding a black hat or gloves.