Police are saying a series of disturbing burglaries in the south Armagh area are linked.
Three houses in the Crossmaglen area; two in Chapel View and one on Newry Road, as well as one on the Camlough Road in Newry were all targeted by the thieves.
Three men were also disturbed at a house in St Patrick’s Park in Carnlough at around 8pm by a member of the public.
The men fled the house and made off from the area in a black coloured Audi A6 car.
Police said a similar black coloured car had been observed in the vicinity of other burglaries.
Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said: “In the Newry Road incident a male knocked at the front door of the house at around 7pm while a number of other males entered the rear of the property and attempted to steal a handbag.
“They were disturbed by the owner of the property and made off empty handed in a black coloured car. Cash and two TVs were reported stolen in the other burglaries.
“I would ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity at any of the locations mentioned or who has any information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives in Newry on 101 quoting reference number 1181 02/11/18.
“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”