Stolen power tools dumped in Newry man’s back garden

March 21, 2016

A Newry man who discovered a cache of power tools dumped in his back garden has been commended for alerting his local councillor to the find.  The tools, which are believed to have been stolen were found in the the garden of a Meadow resident last week.  The man contacted Sinn Fein representative Charlie Casey and the items were handed over to the PSNI.

Former Newry Mayor, Mr Casey praised the man for getting in contact with him.

“On viewing the items it was clear that the tools had been lying there for some days as some of the cases had partly filled with water,” said the Sinn Fein Councillor.

“I would like to commend this person for contacting us and recognising that someone’s livelihood had been taken from them.

“There has been an upsurge in burglaries at houses and garden sheds in recent weeks and I would appeal to residents to be vigilant and make sure that all doors are properly locked and secured.

“I would also condemn those thugs who prey on the vulnerable and steal at will; you are not wanted in our communities and your actions will not be tolerated.

“The tools have been handed over to the PSNI in the hopes they can track down the rightful owner. If you think you might own the tools contact the PSNI in Ardmore.”