Men arrested after public reports of suspicious activity

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Police in Banbridge have arrested four men on suspicion of burglary following a report of suspicious activity from a member of the public.

Police received a report of a white Volkswagen Jetta acting suspiciously in the Ballymoney Hill, New Line and Dromore Road area after 12 pm today, 3 May.

A male was observed walking in the Rowan Glen area before getting into the car.

Officers were deployed and the car was stopped in the Richmond Heights area. A 19 year old male was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Police subsequently received reports of burglaries in the Dromore Road and Laurel Heights areas.

Inspector Nigel Graham said: “We were actively seeking another male and officers stopped and arrested a further three males in Banbridge town this afternoon. A 16 year old, 17 year old and 18 year old were arrested on suspicion of burglary and are currently assisting police with their enquiries.”

Earlier Inspector Nigel Graham said: “We are keen to locate another male who we believe may also have been travelling in this car.

“He is described as being in his 20s, around 5ft 10/11in tall with dark hair and was wearing blue jeans and light blue coloured top or fleece.

“If you observe a male fitting this description please phone us on 101, quoting ref: 429 030516.

“We would like to thank the member of public who reported suspicious activity to us.

“When we work together we are always more successful in tackling crime.”