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22/09/2021

Police believe the same gang may be responsible for a recent spate of burglaries at homes in Derry

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The PSNI is investigating a possible link between a number of burglaries in Derry over the weekend. The burglaries occurred on both the Waterside and cityside areas of the city over the weekend. Two of the burglaries took place in the vicinity of the Culmore Road area, with another three of the burglaries occurring in the Eglinton and Waterside areas of the city. Commenting, Detective Sergeant Boyd said that police believe the same people may have been behind all of the break-ins. “In each case it appears as though the thieves entered the homes while they were unoccupied and stole money and other items during the incidents,” he said. “Police are investigating a possible link between these incidents and enquiries are continuing.” He continued that the police will have a ‘visible’ presence on both sides of the city over the Christmas period with aim of deterring such crimes. “With a visible policing presence across Derry City and Strabane District over the festive period, we will continue to deter criminals from carrying out offences and keeping the local community safe over Christmas,” he said. “This is also a time of year when the elderly members of our community can be vulnerable to crime. “We would ask residents to check in on neighbours and remember the various crime prevention resources available such as Neighbourhood Watch schemes, No Cold Caller Zones and Home Secure Scheme. “We would ask residents who witness any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area to contact Detectives in Strand Road CID office on 101, or alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100 per cent anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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