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Three men charged with litany of burglaries across Newry and Antrim

Two of the men have been charged in relation to burglaries in Newry

Three men are to appear in court charged with a litany of burglaries across county Antrim, including two in the Newry area.

The men, aged 18, 19 and 22, are charged with a number of counts of burglary and going equipped for burglary.

All three are expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court today (Friday).

The 18 and 22-year-old males have also been charged with burglaries at two houses in the Newry area in 2016.

The charges are also in connection with three burglaries in the Antrim area on Wednesday, March 22.

The first took place in the Aghaboy Gardens area, the second took place between 1.45pm and 2.15pm in the Garden Village area and the third was in the Ballycraigy Drive area.

A short time later a Police patrol in the area of Stoneyford Road observed an old style blue Audi being driven in the direction of Dundrod with three males on board.

Police signalled for this vehicle to stop but it failed to do so and continued towards Lisburn.

One male made off on foot when the vehicle stopped on Pond Park Road before it continued on the Derriaghy Road in the direction of Belfast before coming to a stop on McKinstries Road when the remaining two occupants made off on foot.

Both males were detained by police a short time later and the third male was arrested in the Beech Hill Park area of Lisburn on Wednesday evening.

The 19 year old male  has also been charged with a burglary of a house in Ahoghill earlier this month and

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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