Information sought on car linked to string of burglaries

September 14, 2015

Police investigating a number of burglaries which occurred in the Killeavy area on Thursday last 10th September, have appealed for information on a vehicle they believed may be connected to the incidents.

Officers believe a silver Renault Clio, registration UCZ 8860, which was seen in the vicinity around the time of the thefts, may have been used by those responsible.

Around 2.15pm on Thursday, a number of men were seen at the rear of a property on Finnegan’s Road, Killeavy. Entry had been forced to the property which was then ransacked.  The men made off in a silver Renault Clio.

A short time later, estimated to be between 2.15pm and 3.45pm, entry was forced to a house on Upper Fathom Road, Newry where a number of rooms were ransacked and a sum of cash taken.  Three men were seen travelling in a silver Renault Clio.

A third burglary occurred at Grant’s Road, Jonesborough, between 1.45pm and 5pm during which this property was also ransacked.

Police would like to hear from anyone who noticed any activity around these locations or has any information, which may assist investigations.

They can be contacted in Newry on 101, quoting ref: 657 100915. Or anonymously via the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile Councillor Mickey Larkin has urged people to be vigilant in light of this recent spate of burglaries.  He said it appears the same gang may have been involved in a number of similar break ins in Crossmaglen and Jonesborough some weeks ago.

“I’d urge people to remain vigilant and to be on the lookout for any suspicious vehicles or activity.  If there is a Neighbourhood Watch or Community Safety scheme in your area I’d also recommend getting involved with them.  We should not be making it easy for these thugs to invade our communities,” he said.