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Rolex watches and £14,000 in cash stolen during burglary at Co Armagh home

Police appeal to businesses and public for help to catch culprits

Around £14,000 and three high value Rolex watches have been stolen in a burglary in Co Armagh.

And police have issued an appeal to the public – and particularly businesses – for help.

The house at Battlehill Road in Portadown was broken into on Thursday.

The cash was in £20 notes which had been saved up over the years and police say many of the notes will not be in circulation at present.

Police in Craigavon made an appeal for help, stating: “If you handle cash as part of your business, please keep an eye out for old notes, as the suspects will probably try to shift them on.

“If you work in a jewellers or pawn shop and any Rolex watches appear, let us know.

“If you live in the area and noticed any people or vehicles observed in the area acting suspiciously between 630pm and 730pm on Thursday the 26th, please call detectives in Lurgan on 101. The reference number is 402 of 27/04/2018.

“The people behind this don’t deserve a break. If you saw or see anything, no matter how small, it could be vital. Pick up the phone. You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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