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Man (37) arrested in Bessbrook in relation to hijacking and burglary incidents

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Detectives investigating a number of criminal incidents which occurred last month, have arrested a 37 year old man this morning (Tuesday).

On Sunday, May 17, it was reported that a vehicle hijacking incident occurred in Dundalk in which a white Audi A4 was stolen.

It is believed the vehicle was driven across the border and was involved in a burglary at a property in the Keery Road area of Bready on Tuesday, May 19.

Sometime between 11am and 4pm, entry was gained and a number of items of jewellery were taken during the incident. It is suspected that the vehicle was used in further criminality during May.

The white Audi A4 was then recovered from the Garvaghy Park area of Portadown on Tuesday, May 19.

Following further enquiries and in liaison with An Garda Siochana, the male was arrested in the Bessbrook area this morning on suspicion of burglary as well as for hijacking offences committed in Dundalk.

He is currently assisting police with their enquiries are this stage.

Detective Inspector Darren Handley said: “This is an example of the collaborative working between Police Service NI officers and colleagues from An Garda Siochana to keep communities safe.

“The investigations conducted on both sides of the border have resulted in the arrest of a man for a number of offences and shows the successful working relationship between both police services.

“Our enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to any of these incidents to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1835 19/05/20.

“To submit a report online please use our non-emergency reporting form via . You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at “

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