Tipperary farmers are being warned by local Gardai to be vigilant following several thefts of agricultural equipment in the Nenagh district over recent days.
Among items stolen was a vital piece of equipment taken from a Silvermines farm during the hours of Sunday night and Monday morning of last week.
The injured party is urging fellow farmers and members of the public to help find the mobile calf feeder that was stolen from his holding.
A number of thefts of agricultural machinery have been reported in the district recently and gardaí in Nenagh are encouraging owners to take security measures. People in rural areas are urged to report any suspicious activity immediately.
A warning has also been issued following break-ins at two creches in Nenagh over the last week. It is understood that the suspects attempted to find cash in both cases.
Gardaí are warning business owners not to keep large sums of cash in their offices. School management should be particularly wary at this time of the year, when parents are likely to paying for books, uniforms and other items for students.
Householders are also advised against leaving their homes open or keys hidden in easily accessible locations for returning schoolchildren. And motorists are asked to be mindful of increased traffic and the presence of children as schools reopen this week.