Donegal Daily understands this is just the latest break-in after a series of similar incidents in the same area of the county where several elderly people were robbed in February.
This time families from County Wexford on an Easter break and staying in Raphoe awoke to find the house they were staying in at McBride street had been raided.
The thieves then stole the family jeep for their getaway – and then burned it out in Convoy.
A series of other break-ins have taken part in east Donegal in recent days.
One home owner in Ard Na Meala in St Johnston managed to disturb burglars who fled the scene empty handed.
Cllr Frank McBrearty condemned the latest incident as “outrageous.”
He told Donegal Daily: “Families living in this county and now tourists visiting this county are being robbed day and daily.
“Serious questions now need to be asked about policing in this area and how resources are being used.
“There have been at least 30 incidents since the start of the year and people have had enough.”
There have been reports of thefts elsewhere in east Donegal this week.