Vigilance urged after spate of robberies in Bessbrook

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Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Newry, Mourne & Down Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has urged all home owners within the Bessbrook area to be extra vigilant after a recent spate of robberies took place in the Greater Bessbrook area.

“In a matter of hours on Thursday evening past, four homes and two local businesses were broken into,” she told Newry Times.



“This recent spate of robberies, a carbon copy of the type of attacks on our homes and property that we as a community suffered last year, has caused great concern.

“I have spoken directly to the PSNI and requested the deployment of extra patrols in the area in response to this latest criminal activity.

The local Councillor added, “I also urge everyone to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity. Those engaged in these criminal attacks on our homes and properties need to be apprehended and face the full rigours of the law.”



SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Kate Loughran urged local residents and business owners in Bessbrook to exercise vigilance. “Over the past week I’ve been made aware of the number of burglaries in the Bessbrook area and I would encourage local people to exercise vigilance and look out for their neighbours in the days ahead.

“We are heading into the Christmas period and the last thing any of us needs is to become a victim of a burglary.



She added, “I have to commend those people who took to social media recently to warn neighbours of suspicious vehicles that were seen in the area. I would encourage anyone who does see anything of concern to get in touch with the PSNI as soon as possible.”

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