26/02/2024

Appeal Issued After Spate Of Robberies In Coleraine

The PSNI have issued an appeal for information following a number of report of thefts in the Coleraine area.

Police received a report that overnight on Friday, 24 February, someone had gained to a property in the Knockaduff Road area, taking away a scrambler motorbike and helmets.

A further report was received that a vehicle had been broken into at a second property on the Knockaduff Road and a number of tools had been taken.

A third report was then received that entry had been gained to a property in the Isle Road area of Macosquin and three sets of keys had been taken from inside.

Making an appeal for information and witnesses, Inspector Brogan said: "Whilst we will continue to conduct proactive patrols, respond to reports of suspicious activity and deliver crime prevention, I would encourage everyone to take precautions with their home and property where possible.
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"Keep valuables out of view, this applies to your car too – don't leave anything in view that will attract thieves.

"Hide all keys out of sight and away from your front door. To avoid keyless car theft, keep keys in a Faraday Bag to prevent your signal being intercepted and your vehicle stolen.

"Having an active house alarm can deter thieves. Placing cameras by entry points is also a good idea, as this will record any unusual movement outside.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anyone suspicious in either area or to anyone with CCTV or other footage that could assist with enquiries to contact police on 101 quoting reference 268 of 23/02/24."

You can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

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.


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