Newry police charge man, 37, with hijacking and burglary offences

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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Detectives in Newry have charged a 37-year-old man with a number of offences.

The offences include hijacking, burglary, handling stolen goods and possession of an offensive weapon.

 

 

Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Inspector Darren Handley said, “On Sunday 17 May, it was reported that a vehicle hijacking incident occurred in Dundalk in which a white Audi A4 was stolen.

“It is believed the vehicle was driven across the border and was involved in a burglary at a property in the Keery Road area of Bready on Tuesday 19 May.

“Sometime between 11 am and 4 pm, entry was gained and a number of items of jewellery were taken during the incident.

“It is suspected that the vehicle was used in further criminality during May.

“The white Audi A4 was then recovered from the Garvaghy Park area of Portadown on Tuesday 19 May.

 

 

He continued, “Following further enquiries and in liaison with An Garda Siochana, the male was arrested in the Bessbrook area on suspicion of burglary as well as for hijacking offences committed in Dundalk.

“This is an example of the collaborative working between Police Service NI officers and colleagues from An Garda Siochana to keep communities safe.

“The investigations conducted on both sides of the border have resulted in the arrest of a man for a number of offences and shows the successful working relationship between both police services.

“Our enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to any of these incidents to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1835 19/05/20.

 

 

“To submit a report online please use our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

He is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday, 10 June, via video link.

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

For guidance: The charges relate to a number of incidents last month including a burglary in Bready.

 

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