‘Stand together against South Armagh burglars’, urges Larkin

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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Slieve Gullion Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Larkin has called on the community to stand together in the face of what he described as an ‘onslaught of burglaries in the area’. burglary3“Over the last two weeks there have been several burglaries and a number of attempted break ins throughout the area from Silverbridge to Dromintee,” he told Newry Times. “We are aware of at least three incidents on Wednesday. On one occasion the house alarm deterred the thieves; on another neighbours witnessed their activity. In most cases money and jewellery have been stolen. At one property a safe was taken. This was later found on the border at Carrickaneena. “Descriptions of the suspects and the vehicle used have been passed to the police. There is much speculation in the district as to the identity and origins of the perpetrators; however, I would ask people to await the capture of these parasites before judgement is passed,” the local Councillor continued. “South Armagh is a proud region with a proud history and a resilient people. This community will not be bowed nor broken by the actions of thugs. I have visited a number of the households and spoken to the residents whose homes were invaded. It is obvious the hurt and trauma endured by these people. “This cannot be allowed to continue. At this stage I am calling on the police to increase their efforts to ensnare these thieves. Much information has been passed to the police by the citizens of the area. Larkin added, “It is time these plunderers are brought to justice, allowing the householders of South Armagh to return to normality and peace.”

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