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Householders disturb intruders during two most recent burglaries

Police and local politicians are urging caution after recent burglaries where the householders disturbed intruders in their homes.

In one case, an English registration car was believed to have been involved and, in the other, a Dublin registration was noticed on the vehicle.

South Armagh Councillor Liz Kimmins explained the incident at Cloughogue had happened during the course of the weeks.

“Residents in a house in Park View awoke to find a man in their house with a torch and wheel brace,” said the SF representative.

“When he saw them he made off with what he could carry in a silver or beige Audi A4 with 07 Dublin plates.

“I would urge people to be extra vigilant and not only look out for themselves but also their neighbours, particularly if they are elderly or vulnerable.”

Police in Newry, meanwhile, are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at a house in Annsville on the evening of Thursday, February 26.

Police received a report at around 8pm that three males had forced entry to the house by the back door.

They were disturbed by the occupant returning to the property and made off from the scene empty handed in a red coloured car in the direction of Ashgrove Road.

A red Skoda bearing English registration plates, believed to have been the car involved in this incident, was recovered at Craigmore Road in Newry on Saturday, February 28.

Nothing was reported to have been taken as a result of the burglary.

Investigating officer, Constable Tim Coombs, has appealed for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Annsville area or in Craigmore Road to contact police at Ardmore on 101 quoting reference number 979260215.

Information can also be passed anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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