Newry police call for witnesses after spate of thefts

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following a number of incidents. psni44On 21st May a silver Mitsubishi Shogun and silver tri-axle Ivor Williams trailer were stolen from Dungannon Farmers Mart around 3.40pm. It is believed a silver Volkswagen Amarok Pick-Up vehicle was involved in this theft. The Volkswagen Amarok was reported as stolen from Monaghan on the same date. Between 21st May and 24th May, a number of burglaries and thefts were reported involving the Volkswagen Amarok. Around 12.49am on 23rd May business premises on Davis Street, Keady were broken into. A blue Toyota Hiace was stolen from a filling station on Concession Road, Crossmaglen around 8.30pm on 22nd May. Around 11.50pm on 23rd May, the silver Amarok rammed gates of two premises in Milltown Industrial Estate, Warrenpoint. An attempt was also made to break into one of these premises. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable Mandy Campbell said, “We are investigating a number of offences linked to the stolen Volkswagen Amarok. “On Friday, 22nd May, we recovered a black Citroen C4, which had been stolen from the Republic of Ireland, and the silver Mitsubishi Shogun which had been stolen from Dungannon, parked on Concession Road in Crossmaglen. “The silver Volkswagen Amarok was found abandoned in a car park at the bus centre on The Mall, Newry on Sunday night, 24th May. It is clear that the criminals involved are travelling freely across the border and committing crime in both jurisdictions. “We would like to hear from anyone who observed the silver Volkswagen Amarok and can help us trace its movements. We would also like to hear from anyone who can assist our investigation. We can be contacted in Newry on 101,” she added.
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