South Armagh community work with PSNI to apprehend thief

Posted by
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Members of Crossmaglen Community Safety Group and the Police Service were involved in an incident on Saturday 13th April which resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of stealing a jeep from a farm in Cullyhanna earlier that day.

The jeep was stolen at around 5pm from a farmyard near Cullyhanna.The owner of the vehicle gave chase to the thief who was taking the jeep in the direction of Crossmaglen, but abandoned it on the Carran Road about two miles outside Crossmaglen. 

Local Sinn Féin councillor, Terry Hearty praised the work of the Safety Group who were on the scene as soon as the alarm was raised.

“Really the Safety Group members must be commended for the way in which they handled this incident.They learned very quickly that this vehicle had been stolen and that following the abandonment of the vehicle the thief had tried to escape over the fields.

“Within a very short space of time there were a number of Safety Group members in the area where the thief had last been seen.They managed to locate and detain the man until the PSNI arrived.

Hearty added, “It came to light soon after that this man had also tried to break in to another vehicle, most likely his intention was to use it as a getaway car.”

MP for Newry Armagh Conor Murphy also commented on the incident saying, “This incident demonstrates the local community engaging effectively with the PSNI in order to apprehend a criminal who tried to steal two vehicles from this area.

“This shows the value of community safety projects and highlights the willingness of a strong nationalist community to operate in conjunction with the police to deliver effective outcomes.”  

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing

Log in