29/05/2019

Teenager Arrested Over West Belfast Vandalism

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with a series of criminal damage and theft offences in West Belfast.

The incidents happened in the early hours of Tuesday 28 May when a number of vehicles were left damaged with some items reported missing.

Police first received a call reporting criminal damage and theft from a car parked at residential premises just off the Falls Road just before 1am.
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Further calls were made regarding other vehicles on Ross Mill Avenue, Crocus Street and Clonard Crescent which all had windows smashed.

A 15-year-old male was arrested in Conway place, where a hammer and other items were also recovered. He is currently helping police with their enquiries.

The PSNI has issued an appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the early hours of 28 May, or who may have information, to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 54 of 28 May 2019.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

(CM/MH)

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