Detectives are appealing for information following a report of burglary at residential premises at the Vimy Terrace area of Newry on Saturday 22nd January.
Detective Constable Beckett said: “Shortly before 8:20pm, it was reported that entry was gained to a house in the area. It is believed that one male dressed in dark clothing entered the property. Two other men, with one man wearing a red coloured hooded top approached the property from the Armagh Road area but the men fled the scene when a neighbour noticed them. Damage was caused to the front door during the incident and nothing is believed to have been taken at this stage. The men are described as being aged in their 20s/30s and 5’8” in height.
“We want to take this opportunity to encourage the public to report any suspicious activity because it could prove vital to our investigation. Our enquiries are continuing and anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident, should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1659 22/01/22.
You can take a number of practical steps to secure your home and family
· Never leave doors unlocked and do not to leave keys in an unsafe place (such as under doormats or flower pots)
· Check who is at your door before opening
· Don’t leave cash or valuable items on display
· Report suspicious persons or vehicles to police via 101
· Join Neighbourhood Watch
· Join the Nominated Neighbour scheme
· Consider fitting an alarm or other security devices
If you need any further advice or information, please contact us on 101 where you can speak to your local crime prevention officer
“A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”