21/03/2024

Arrests Made At Traffic Collision Following L'Derry Burglary

Police responding to a road traffic collision in L'Derry last night, Wednesday 20 March, arrested two men in connection with an earlier burglary in the area.

At 23:55 last night, police received a report of a collision on Gortinure Road involving a black Audi TT. The vehicle was found abandoned in a ditch. As they investigated the collision, officers discovered that the vehicle had been stolen from an address in Victoria Gate where a burglary had occurred earlier that same night. Officers found a number of items, including a television and a crowbar, believed to have been taken during the burglary.

Two men, aged 23 and 32, were subsequently in connection with both the burglary and the collision. Police have not released when or how the men were discovered and connected to the incidents.

The 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, while the 32 year old was arrested on suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods. Both men remain in custody at this time, assisting police with their enquiries.

Police appeal to anyone who was in the Victoria Gate or Gortinure Road areas last night and saw any suspicious activity to get in touch. The number to call is101, quoting reference 2223 of 20/03/24 or, make a report online via www.psni.police.uk/report or Crimestoppers, which can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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