APPEALS for information have been made following a spate of crime in west Fermanagh.
In one incident heartless thieves stole a sum of money from the home of a man in eighties. In a second incident a few days later jewellery believed to be of sentimental value was stolen from a house in the Arney area.
The burglaries have been condemned by Erne West Councillor Alex Baird, he said, “This concerns me, particularly since there was a violent break-in on the Loughshore Road in June. I would ask the community to be vigilant and report any suspicious movements to the Police.
“I would also encourage people in rural communities to consider setting up community watch units. by contacting the Policing and Community Safety Partnership in the Townhall for advice.”
A spokesman for the Police, referring to the burglary on the home of the elderly man said,
“It was reported that the burglary at Loughshore Road took place at some stage between Saturday afternoon (10 August) and Monday morning (12 August). A sum of money was stolen from the home of a man in his eighties.”
A Police spokesman also made appeals for information in regard to the burglary on Granshagh Road, Arney on Sunday, 18 August.
“It was reported that sometime between 2pm and 4pm entry was gained to the premises and a jewellery box stolen which included numerous pieces of jewellery, two gold watches and an old army watch.
“We are particularly interested in speaking with the owner of a vehicle parked outside the [Arney] Community Hall and any persons out walking/running in the area between these times to eliminate them from enquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101.
Posted: 8:59 am August 23, 2019