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Woman charged over burglary offences in Belleeks, Crossmaglen & Newtown

Oliver Plunkett Park, Belleek

A woman has been charged with a number of distraction-type burglaries, including one at Belleeks in which a pensioner found female and teenager in the hall of her home.

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch in Newry have charged a 43-year-old woman with a number of offences.

She has been charged with two counts of burglary, attempted burglary and a number of motoring offences.

She is expected to appear before Newry Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday), May 2.

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

The charges are in connection with a distraction type burglary in the Oliver Plunkett Park area of Belleeks on Tuesday past, a distraction type burglary in the Art McCooey Park area of Crossmaglen on Thursday April and an attempted burglary in the Castleblaney Street area of Newtownhamilton, also on Thursday.

Detectives would continue to appeal to anyone with any information about distraction burglaries in the South Armagh area to contact them in Newry on 101.

They are particularly keen to speak with anyone who noticed any suspicious females calling at houses in the area trying door handles.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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