Vigilance urged following spate of burglaries in south Armagh

October 1, 2018

Local communities are being urged to remain vigilant following a spate of burglaries in in the Crossmaglen and Killeavy areas over the weekend.

A total of six burglaries were reported in the space of just a few hours on Saturday night (29 September).  Four properties on Father McFadden Terrace in Crossmaglen were targeted, as well as two more homes in St Moninna Park and a sixth on the Drumintee Road in Killeavy.

Police say that in each case it appears the thieves entered the properties while they were unoccupied, making off with jewellery and other valuables.

Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin  MLA Megan Fearon has urged everyone to be extra vigilant in the wake of the crime spree.

“It is disappointing to hear of this recent spate of criminal activity in the south Armagh area,” said Ms Fearon.

“Those who enter people’s homes to rob and destroy care nothing about the impact their actions have on the victims of their anti-community crimes. I urge all to be extra vigilant.”

Echoing his colleague’s comments, Slieve Gullion Area Councillor, Terry Hearty said the “selfish individuals and gangs involved in these criminal acts need to be caught.”

“I would ask that anyone spotting any type of strange behaviour to report it immediately. These thieves have shown that they are content to rob and plunder and cause fear within our families and communities,” added Mr Hearty.

Detective Sergeant Bell, who is investigating the Saturday night crime spree, appealed for witnesses or anyone who may have captured dashcam footage in the area between 7pm and 10pm on Saturday night to get in touch with police by calling 101.