Kerry Gardai are investigating seven break-ins to houses in the county in the past week.
Last Monday, jewellery and money were stolen from a house broken in Barraduff.
Over the weekend there were three break-ins to houses in Killarney; in one case four rings were stolen but nothing was taken in the other two incidents.
On Friday in Moyvane a substantial amount of money was taken from a house.
The following day in Tralee a house was broken but nothing was taken.
A holiday home was also targeted in Listowel the intruders also left empty handed in this case.
Garda Irene Riordan explains what these thieves are targeting: