Gardaí are not ruling out the possibility of establishing a link between two break-ins that occurred in broad daylight in Longford town last week.
In both instances, which took place last Tuesday (September 1), a rear door or rear facing window was forced open by the cuplrits.
But it is the fact that the raids took place between 11:30am and 2:50pm and within a relatively short distance from each other which has this week focused the minds of investigating gardaí.
The first break-in took place in the Farnagh Estate area, culminating in the theft of two Xbox 360s and a 42” Phillips flatscreen television.
Minutes later, detectives received notification that a private residence at Ardmichael, Ballinalee Road had also been targeted.
This time however, no items of interest were taken despite the fact a side window and rear facing door had been tampered with.
Separately, gardaí are anxious to speak with anyone who may have been offered a silver-coloured, 12 ft long Toughmac cattle trailer in recent days.
The transporter, worth over €6,000, was taken from the Athlone Road, Ballymahon at around 4:45am on Sunday, August 30 last.
Gardaí believe the trailer was snatched from outside a private dwelling and as such have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information in relation to any of these incidents is asked to contact Longford Garda Station at (043) 3350570.