Arrests after burglaries

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Police arrested two men following a number of burglaries in the Poyntzpass, Newry and Portadown areas.

On Monday, 16 November, police received reports of burglaries at homes in Lisnabrague Bungalows, Poyntzpass, and Ranfurley Road, Portadown. Entry was forced to two house in Lisnabrague and jewellery was taken. In Ranfurley Road, entry was forced to a house and a sum of cash taken.

On 16 November, police also received a report of suspicious activity in Aughan Park, Newry. The occupant of a house there observed a male person walking through the front door while a second male waited outside. The occupant challenged them and the males made off in a silver Mitsubishi vehicle.

A silver Mitsubishi Gallant vehicle was subsequently stopped by police on Gosford Road, Markethill on Tuesday, 17 November. A 20 year old and 27 year old male were arrested on suspicion of burglary. They were later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Constable Alan McKinney said: “We would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to any of these incidents. We are also keen to trace the movements of a silver Mitsubishi vehicle on Monday, 16 November. If you can help please phone us on 101.”

If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.