Gardaí in Letterkenny are appealing for information after a cottage in Newmills was targeted in a burglary.
The incident occurred at Barrack, New Mills between 12noon 16th November and 5pm Tuesday 17th November.
Substantial damage was caused to a front door lock during the course of the burglary. The door was removed from its hinges, gardaí report.
No further damage was caused and it appears that nothing was stolen from the cottage, but gardaí say the incident has been distressful for the owners.
A public appeal has been issued for information in relation to the burglary, if anyone noticed anything suspicious in the area, they are asked to please contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100.