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Series of attempted vehicle thefts has Lurgan residents on high alert

Attempted vehicle break-in Lurgan

A series of attempted and one actual vehicle break-in has residents in Lurgan’s Tandragee Road area on high alert.

The incidents occurred over the weekend.

SDLP Councillor Ciaran Toman has warned vehicle owners in the area – of where he too is a resident – to hide or remove valuables.

Councillor Toman said he had received several reports by Sunday evening after residents checked their own CCTV confirming that a male was going vehicle to vehicle trying to gain access.

This latest incident follows a burglary in Weavers Court in Lurgan where tools were stolen from a van. All incidents are within a 24 hour period.

Said Councillor Toman: “I am liaising with the PSNI on this investigation who have been carrying out door to door surveys.

“If anyone has any information on these incidents or if you know the clothing on this individual, then please contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“Theses opportunist thieves have no regard for the hardship that they cause. I would urge everyone to think about vehicle security, double check that their homes, garages, and vehicles are locked at all times.

“Leaving valuables on view in your vehicle is like an open invitation to opportunist thieves. Taking just a few moments can significantly improve your chances of not becoming a victim of this type of crime.

“I will be calling on the PSNI and neighbour policing to step up the patrols in this area as these incidents are becoming too frequent.”

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