Call for vigilance after South Armagh burglaries

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has called for vigilance within the community following a theft from a house at Dromintee. Burglary“Callous thieves entered a house by the back door and stole a handbag while the residents sat in their living room,” he explained. “A vehicle was seen leaving the area and the discarded handbag was found soon after two miles away. Urging local vigilance, Larkin continued, “I would encourage householders to increase security around their homes and be aware of unfamiliar cars and people in the area. “This incident follows reports of suspicious activity at a number of properties during the last week. Intruders fled when challenged during the early hours of the morning at two homes. “Police have also visited some local business people to warn of targeting of them by criminal gangs operating in the area. If anyone has any knowledge of these activities they should contact the relevant authorities.
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Mid April 2016“Information from within the community led to the arrest of a criminal gang that had burgled numerous houses in South Armagh last summer. The best way to protect our communities is to be aware of suspicious activity, report it and help the authorities catch those who would target our homes.”

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