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Gun among items stolen during recent County Carlow burglaries

A gun was stolen in a burglary in County Carlow this week.

Two houses were robbed at around the same time last Tuesday evening in Tullow and Ballon.

One happened between seven and eight o’clock on Tuesday night at an address in Killerig in Tullow.

A sum of cash, including some foreign currency, was stolen and the house ransacked after the thieves broke in through a back window.

A patio door was forced open at a house in the Ballinvalley area of Ballon sometime between 7pm and half-eight on the same evening.

Again the house was ransacked and this time the burglars escaped with a legally held firearm as well as some jewellery.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch.