Five arrests after Bessbrook shop burglary
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Police in Newry have arrested five people following a burglary at a convenience store on Main Street, Bessbrook.
Police received a report of a burglary at the store at 4.31am this morning, Thursday, 14th November.
Officers on patrol around Newry and Mourne said they were made aware of the incident and police patrolling First Avenue observed a red Volkswagen Golf with its boot open at 4.57am. On closer inspection police observed a number of tools in the boot and front passenger footwell.
The front door of a nearby house was open and officers observed a male and female counting money on the kitchen table. Police entered the house and found two till trays which were identified as the trays taken in the burglary.
A search of the house was conducted and police recovered cash, power tools, a quantity of sweets and biscuits, cigars and regiatration plates.
A 17 year old man, 18 year old woman, 22 year old man, 23 year old man and 31 year old man were arrested on suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods. They are currently assisting police with their enquiries.
Newry and Mourne Area Commander, Chief Inspector Davy Beck told Newry Times, “I would like to praise the swift and quick thinking actions of my officers which resulted in five arrests and the recovery of cash stolen during the burglary.
He added, “This is once again proof of our commitment to making Newry and Mourne a safer place for everyone to live, work and visit.”
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