21/02/2020

Pair Charged Over South Belfast Burglary

Two men aged 19 and 20 have been charged in connection with a burglary in south Belfast.

A third male, aged 17, remains in police custody following the break-in at an address in Oakwood Court overnight on Wednesday 19 February.

A set of car keys were stolen along with a silver Mercedes, two watches branded 'Longines' and 'Hugo Boss', a black leather wallet and a sum of cash.

It's believed the burglary took place sometime between 11.30pm on Wednesday and 10.30am the following morning.

The car was later located in the Newry area and the three suspects arrested.
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Police say a 19 year-old man has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to the vehicle, burglary, driving whilst disqualified, handling stolen goods and using a motor vehicle without insurance.

He will appear at Belfast Magistrates Court today, Friday 21.

Meanwhile, the 20 year-old suspect is facing charges of aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to the vehicle, burglary, possession of an article with a blade or point in a public place and possession of a class B controlled drug.

He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Thursday 19 March.

All charges will be reviewed by the PPS, as is normal procedure.



(JG/MH)

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