Gardai are investigating the theft of oil from a church in Newtownforbes
An appeal has been launched in relation to the theft of a substantial amount of oil from St Mary's Church in Newtownforbes.
It's believed close to €1000 worth of oil was taken in the raid during the early hours of last Saturday morning (July 15).
Gardaí believe an external nut on a pipe at the rear of the church was loosened, allowing the culprits to drain oil from a tank.
Detectives have also managed to ascertain that the suspected theft took place sometime between 12:20am and 1am.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station at (043) 3350570.