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Co Armagh crime spree: Police linking three separate theft incidents

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Police are linking three separate incidents in an overnight crime spree earlier this week.

On Thursday, three separate incidents in north Armagh were reported to police in Lurgan.

There was an attempted theft at a yard in the Brankinstown Road area of Aghalee shortly after 5am.

Meanwhile three chainsaws, a Shihl saw and a power washer were reported to have been taken from sheds in the Rock Lane area of Aghagallon sometime overnight or on the morning of the 19th.

And there was a report that a house was broken into in the Moss Road area on the evening of January 18th.

Inspector Leslie Badger said: “Police are working to establish the circumstances, however, at this stage, we believe these incidents could be linked. We remain fully committed to reducing all types of crime and are keen to speak to anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area to contact us.”

The number to call is 101 quoting reference number 511 of 19.1.17. Alternatively information can be passed via the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

Meanwhile, in a separate, unrelated incident, a power washer and four drums of diesel were taken as result of a burglary in the Derryola Bridge Road area of Craigavon.

The incident was reported to Police shortly before 9am yesterday morning (Friday, January 20).

Inspector Leslie Badger said, “We are keen to speak to anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area to contact us. The number to call is 101 quoting reference number 183 of 19.1.17. Alternatively information can be passed via the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

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