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Police appeal after burglars force entry to two houses in Newry

One woman returned to her house after being out less than an hour to find her front door had been forced open and rooms entered and searched

Detectives in CID are investigating two burglaries in Newry.

The first break-in at a property on Ballyholland Road was reported to police at around 6.30pm yesterday (Wednesday).

The homeowner had left the property at around 5.30pm and upon returning found her front door had been forced.

A number of rooms had been entered and searched however at this stage it is not clear what has been taken.

It is believed two men, possibly wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, hats, masks and gloves, may have been involved.

The second burglary was reported shortly before 12.30am.

A house on Mount Pleasant was found to have been forcibly entered and a number of rooms searched whilst the occupant was out.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the general area and who may have noticed any people or vehicles that they found out of place or unusual. They would also ask anyone with CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage to get in touch by calling 101, quoting references 1365 08/11/23 or 24 09/11/23.

“Information can also be provided online via .”

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