There has been an almost 200 per cent increase in burglaries reported in County Monaghan so far this year.
26 incidents were reported in the county since the start of 2022, up from 9 during the same period in 2021.
The figures were released at the most recent Monaghan Joint Policing Committee, which showed a slight increase in reported crimes in the majority of categories.
Gardaí said there was no evidence to suggest that the same groups were behind all of these burglaries, however they added that they have identified a particular vehicle which has been travelling from Northern Ireland and is believed to be linked to some break-ins in Monaghan.
The detection rate for burglaries in the county is above the national average at 19 per cent, but it was stressed that this figure is expected to rise as some cases are still under investigation.
Councillors in attendance had made reference to recent aggravated burglaries in Sligo, Cork and Kildare but Chief Superintendent Alan McGovern said there has been no evidence of violence or the threat of violence in local incidents.
There is one man before the Courts in relation to an aggravated burglary in Carrickmacross but it was said that in cases where someone is disturbed while trying to break into a property, they make their escape without confrontation.
Gardaí said they are increasing awareness campaigns in line with the rise in burglaries because evidence suggests that some properties that are being targeted are unsecured with doors or windows left open.