Derrylin shop targeted in six weeks crime spate

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TARGETED… Centra Derrylin

A DERRYLIN shop owner has described an increase in crime in the area over the past six weeks.

 Aidan McDade, of Centra Derrylin, has spoken of a number of incidents that have hit his store in the past few weeks, adding that it is an ‘ever-increasing problem’.
The store operates on Derrylin Main Street, and has been victim to incidents of forged notes and shoplifting.


Mr McDaid said: “It’s becoming an ever-increasing problem. People seem to be coming across the border – and it’s happening particularly at evenings and weekends.

“We’ve had a spate of forged notes, with seven over the period of a fortnwight. We have tried to trace the origin of them but that is difficult.”

Around six weeks ago, the shop was victim to a shoplifting incident, while on two weeks ago, a second shoplifting incident is being investigated by police.

Mr McDade said of the shoplifting: “It’s groceries – maybe it’s theft of necessity.”

He added that he believes that other businesses in the area are likely to have suffered in the past few weeks.

A police spokesman said: “Police are investigating a report of theft from a shop in the Main Street area of Derrylin on July 13. It was reported that at around 6.30pm that a number of items had been taken. Police enquiries are continuing.”

Mr McDaid said that the shop has CCTV images of the incident.


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