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One man arrested after series of home burglaries in Newry overnight

A man has been arrested following a series of home burglaries in Newry overnight.

Police are appealing for information following a series of incidents including burglary in the Chapel Street area of the city in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

One of the incidents occurred at approximately 4.45am. Police received a report that the homeowners had disturbed two men who had broken into their property.

The pair made off with tablet devices, a sum of cash and a watch, some of which was later recovered.

A short time later, officers arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods.

He remains in police custody at this time.

Anyone who may have witnessed anyone suspicious in the area at the time or who may have dash-cam footage is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 319 of 29/01/22.

A report can also be submitted online using our non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.

Independent Newry councillor, Gavin Malone, commented earlier today: “I have just spoken to a shocked family in the Chapel Street area, who in the early hours of this morning had their home burgled while asleep in bed.

“These thieves left with several hundred pound, which was birthday money belonging to one of the children, also taking two tablets and a watch belonging to this family.

“The people who did this need to be put behind bars, but be under no doubt the community will rally around this hugely respected family in the coming days. Please watch out for your neighbours.”

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