GARDAÍ are investigating a burglary at a house in Timahoe village yesterday evening.
The timing of the break-in is certain, as the Angelus was on RTÉ One television at the time.
Intruders got into the property but were disturbed and fled the scene.
Appealing for information today, gardaí said: “Burglary at a house in the village of Timahoe at 6pm yesterday evening, 21 January. Angelus was on at the time. Intruders disturbed and fled.
“We are appealing for any information on a description of suspects or vehicle in the area at the time. You may have been out walking and seen something.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 9674100.