Gardaí in Carlow are investigating the incident
Carlow Gardaí are investigating an opportunist theft of a trailer and have issued an appeal for information.
The incident occurred at 11am on January 2 at Crossmeen, Old Leighlin in Carlow when a red trailer was parked outside a house and loaded full of rubbish.
The victim went inside and came out to find the trailer gone.
Gardaí have described the crime as "very opportunistic".
Anyone with information is asked to contact Carlow Gardaí on 059 913 1505.