Prescription drugs and money taken during Derrybeg burglary

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Newry Sinn Féin councillor Charlie Casey has condemned a house burglary in the Fifth Avenue area of Derrybeg Park. derrybeg6The thieves broke into a home and stole what it is believed to be a quantity of prescription drugs and money. Speaking to Newry Times about the incident Cllr Casey said, “I condemn this latest house break-in which has been carried out by an element of people who have no place in our communities. “While theft is bad enough, shattering a person’s sense of safety in their own home is an utterly despicable act and beneath contempt. He continued, “These thugs don’t care whose homes they target or who they hurt so I would urge the local community to stand together against these anti social elements; make sure your home is secure and keep an eye on your neighbours’ homes, particularly those who may be more vulnerable. “Thankfully in this case the PSNI caught the culprits and they must be congratulated on this. However, I and others within Sinn Féin have been pressing the police to take a more proactive stance on drug dealers and drug abuse within our communities.
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July 2016Casey added, “It is clear that the hoods involved in this latest incident were hell bent on getting their hands on prescription drugs as well as money and this growing drug abuse problem needs tackled head on.”

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