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Vigilance urged after spate of vehicle break-ins

 The public is being urged to be vigilant following a spate of vehicle break-ins in the Crossmaglen and Silverbridge areas recently.

Police have appealed for information on the incidents, which occurred on Wednesday last 27th June.

Around 3.30pm a car parked beside the town’s Health Centre was broken into and a substantial sum of cash was stolen.  Two vans parked at Fords Cross were also broken into on the same day.  

At this stage police believe the incidents to be unrelated but have appealed for information from the public.  They are especially interested in a Southern registered Grey Audi A4 estate, which was seen leaving the scene at Fords Cross, heading in the direction of Newtownhamilton.

Anyone who may be able to help with the investigation is asked to ring 101 quoting reference number 902 27/06/18.

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has urged vigilance saying: “Following the recent appeals from the PSNI for information about the unconnected break-ins at Fords Cross and Crossmaglen Health Centre, I would urge people to be more aware of valuable items including cash being left in cars. If these items are in anyway on display, then they make easy pickings for thieves.

“Especially during the warm weather, we are currently in the habit of leaving our windows down to avoid the blistering heat. Make sure you carry any valuables or leave them at home. Again, if anyone has any information regarding the two incidents, please contact the PSNI,” he added.