Gardaí are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down a car involved in a hit and run incident in the Rosenallis area on Sunday night.
A woman in her 30s was taken to Tullamore hospital after the vehicle she was travelling in collided head on with a silver Vauxhall Vectra, at 8pm on Sunday evening in Tinnahinch, Rosenallis. A garda spokesperson has revealed that the woman suffered bone injuries and is in a stable condition in hospital. Three young children were also in the woman’s car, as well as another adult, but it is not believed that any of these occupants suffered any injuries.
Gardaí are now appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact them on 05786 74100. The silver Vauxhall Vectra had English licence plates and it is believed that the driver was male.
In other crime news, the gardaí are warning people in the Portlaoise area to be on alert for bogus charity collectors who are calling to homes trying to get money by deception. Various individuals purporting to be collecting for the Dublin Marathon and cancer charities have been spotted in the locality, so the advice is to ask to see the collector’s identification.
There was break-in at the Gala Filling Station in Ballyroan on Friday, October 10, between 2.44am and 3.30am. Entry was gained to the store and property was damaged, but nothing was taken from the premises. It is believed the culprits were disturbed by gardai and fled the scene.
Local gardaí are also reporting that a man with house-breaking implements was arrested on Saturday, October 11. The man, who is known to the gardaí and is aged in his 20s, was stopped in the Mountmellick area and discovered with the items.
There was also a number of burglaries throughout the county within the last week, and the garda spokesperson has confirmed it was mostly cash and coins taken.