Police Arrest Man Over County Down Burglaries

Man Arrested For Number of Burglaries Across County Down

Man Arrested For Number of Burglaries Across County Down

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have arrested a man following a spate of burglaries and thefts across Northern Ireland in recent weeks.

Detective Sergeant Dougherty said: “The man, aged 31, was arrested following a search which was carried out in the east Belfast area today, Tuesday 1st August.

“The search was in connection with a number of reports of burglaries at premises in County Down.

“One of these took place at a takeaway premises at Market Square in Dromore in the early hours of Sunday July 23rd.

It was reported that at around 3.15am, two men used a hammer to force entry into the premises and stole the till, as well as cash from the safe.

“On Friday July 28, it was reported that entry was gained to a house in the Mullaghdrin Road area of Dromara.

“Items taken included a CCTV camera, a leather satchel, and a quantity of jewellery.

“On the same date, it was further reported that jewellery and old coins were stolen from a house in the Mountview Road area of Ballynahinch.

“The property was ransacked, and damage was also caused to a door.”

Detective Sergeant Dougherty continued: “The man was also arrested in connection with the theft of number plates from premises at Beersbridge Road in east Belfast, and Elgin Street in south Belfast.

“And also for the theft of a blue Toyota RAV 4 from a house at Drumaknockan Road, Hillsborough, which was believed to have been used in the burglaries.”

Detective Sergeant Dougherty added: “Our enquiries are continuing, and we are appealing to anyone who may have any information which may assist us to contact us.

“The number to call is 101, quoting reference 391 of 28/07/23.”

“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via:

http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. “

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at: