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Eleven people were arrested and eight vehicles were seized following a police operation into burglaries.

Officers from right across Lisburn and Castlereagh; Newry, Mourne and Down; Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon and Fermanagh and Omagh Districts, worked in partnership with An Gardaí Siochana, as part of an ongoing anti-burglary operation over the past 24 hours.

More than 124 vehicle check points were conducted, eight vehicles were seized and officers made eleven arrests.

Inspector Russell Vogan said: “Tackling burglaries remains of major importance. Our overall aim is to keep people safe and bring more offenders before the courts.

“We know that burglary is a crime that can have a high victim impact when a person’s property is broken into.

“On a daily basis, police officers respond to calls for help from people who have been burgled, so we are very much aware of the effect these incidents can cause.

“We are committed to bringing those responsible before the courts.”

There have been a number of high-profile burglaries in recent weeks, many of which have centred around the Markethill area, a short drive into Newry and across the border.

Police have deployed their helicopter on a number of occasions but are reminding residents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour immediately, using the 101 phone number.

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