Silver Audi linked to string of burglaries

FERMANAGH has once again been the target of a series of burglaries and thefts. This week there are reports of crime  across the county in both towns and remote rural areas.
In the Drumbawn area of Enniskillen unoccupied properties were targeted on Sunday. 
A Police spokesman outlined, “Police received a report of a burglary in progress at an unoccupied house at Drumbawn Close at around 5am on Sunday 15th December.
“Officers attended immediately to find the patio doors smashed and flooding inside the house but no-one present at the scene. A copper water tank and pipework had been removed. Whilst in attendance officers noted damage to the house next door which was also unoccupied and found again that a copper tank and pipes had been removed. The stolen equipment was found nearby and seized by officers.” 
Across the county on Sunday on Main Street in Lack a home was burgled. 
The Police spokesman added, “It is believed that entry was gained to the house sometime around 6pm on Sunday evening with a sum of money reported stolen.”
Police shared details of a Silver Audi A5 which was involved in burglaries in north Fermanagh on Sunday. Four to five male occupants were in the vehicle. Police urged locals to keep their eyes peeled in the weeks ahead as they deemed it likely the vehicle would return. Police also warned the registration plate changes regularly.
UUP’s Rosemary Barton said she had been made aware of burglaries in Kesh, Ederney and Lack on Sunday evening.
“It appears there was significant delay before the PSNI attended the incidents, the difficulty with the reaction time would appear to be the shortage of police personnel.”
Mrs Barton called from “an urgent review of policing numbers and the management of police officers time and priorities”.
Further reports of alleged thefts in Newtownbutler and Lisnaskea have been shared. 
A community association in Lisnaskea has urged locals to “make sure doors are locked and keep an eye out for neighbours” after it was claimed a home in the Carrowshee area was broken into on Wednesday last.
Local people also shared details of the alleged theft of a 14 foot trailer in the Newtownbutler area on Thursday night. 
Anyone with information regarding crime should contact Police on 101.

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