Police investigate spate of car burglaries

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Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Police in Newtownhamilton are reminding car owners to take steps to protect their vehicle and property following two thefts from cars. Around 4pm on Sunday, 25th August a black Seat Leon was broken into at Drumantine Hill Road. The driver’s door window was smashed and a wallet and purse taken. In another incident a maroon Peugeot 406 was entered at Kilnasaggart Road, close to Moyry Castle, around 3.30pm on Saturday, 24th August. The front passenger window was smashed and a handbag taken. Constable Smart, Newtownhamilton Response, said, “No one wants to become a victim of this type of crime and there are steps you can take to protect your car and valuables. “Don’t make it easy for thieves – remove all valuables, such as handbags, wallets, CD players, laptops, Sat Navs and phones from view. Lock valuable items in the boot and remove the face plate from your in-car stereo system. “Ensure your vehicle is locked and all windows and sun roofs secure. Improving your car’s security features such as alarms, prominent VIN number markings, immobilisers and tracking devices can also help protect your vehicle. “It only takes a matter of seconds to break into a car so it is vitally important that the public promptly report any suspicious activity they notice near vehicles or when a car alarm has been activated. This will help to deter and help us detect those involved in this type of crime.” He added, “Police would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to the incidents at Drumatine Hill Road and Kilnasaggart Road. They can be contacted on 0845 600 8000.”
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