‘Be a nosy neighbour,’ urges church bulletin

PARISHIONERS in the Lisnaskea area have been encouraged to become “nosy” in order to look out for each other following a spate of break-ins in the county.
The appeal was made in the weekly parish bulletin for Aghalurcher. It comes after a summer of crime during which many residents felt under siege and in fear of their homes becoming the next target of the burglars. This included a series of burglaries at properties, both of homes and of commercial properties, in the east of the county. Just last week homes were again targeted by burglars in Lisnaskea.
“The amount and frequency of robberies in homes has increased significantly in our parish area,” the bulletin stated. “The trauma left behind when your home is desecrated takes a long time to recover from.
“Can we all be more vigilant, it’s not nosy to look out for your neighbours’ needs, particularly if they are more vulnerable.”
The message echoes the calls from Enniskillen Cllr Paul Blake last week, who also urged neighbours to look out for each other. Speaking after several break-ins at The Limes in Enniskillen, where he has family, Cllr Blake said neighbours, especially those in rural areas, should rely on each other to look out for their properties when they’re weren’t home.
The burglaries in Lisnaskea were carried out on the same night as those at The Limes, while on the same night burglars also targeted homes in Lisnarick.
Anyone who notices any suspicious activity in their area is urged to call the PSNI on the non-emergency 101 number.

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