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House ransacked during burglary in Newry

The burglary is just one of a number of incidents that occurred in the south Armagh area on Tuesday

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Police are seeking two men after a house was ransacked during a burglary in Newry on Tuesday.

Detectives are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at residential premises in the Camlough Road area on April 11.

Between 5.30pm and 6.30pm police received a report that entry was gained to a house in the area. It was reported that a number of rooms had been ransacked.

Enquiries are continuing to establish if anything was taken during the incident.

Police say they are keen to speak with two men who are believed to have been in the area at the time of the incident. The first man is described as being of slim build, 5’6 tall and wearing a grey hoodie with a black body warmer.

The second man is described as being around 5’7 in height, of slim build and wearing dark clothing. The males were seen getting into a silver Seat Leon vehicle before leaving the area.

Detective Inspector Duffield said: “Our enquiries into this incident are continuing, and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and has any information, or who saw males matching the description, to call detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1932 of 11/04/23.

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

The burglary is just one of a number of incidents that occurred in the south Armagh area on Tuesday.

At approximately 9.10am that morning,  police received a report that approximately two or three men had gained access to a property in the Moninna Villas area of Camlough, by smashing a number of windows with what is believed to have been iron bars.

The men searched number of rooms in the property before making off. It is unclear at this stage if anything has been taken.

A short time later, at approximately 10.20am police received a second report that around four or five men armed with a sledgehammer, smashed their way into a house in the New Road area of Forkhill.

The men placed the homeowner in the kitchen while they ransacked a number of rooms.

They then made off in a grey coloured Volkswagen Golf with a handbag, which contained a sum of cash and bank cards.

The victim was uninjured during the incident however has been left badly shaken by the ordeal.

Detectives are appealing for information on the two burglaries which they believe are linked.

There has been no indication that these burglaries are linked to the burglary in Newry that evening.

Read more: Owner placed in kitchen as home ransacked while second south Armagh house targeted

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