Community urged to be vigilant after spate of Newtownabbey burglaries

Residents in Whiteabbey are being advised to ensure their homes are secure after a spate of overnight burglaries in the region this week.

A number of properties were targeted in the Glenview area between Monday night (September 7) and Tuesday morning (September 8). Cars and electrical goods were stolen during the incidents.

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Macedon UUP councillor Robert Foster has issued an appeal to the public following the thefts.

Glenview Gardens. Pic by Google.
Glenview Gardens. Pic by Google.
Glenview Gardens. Pic by Google.

Speaking to the Times, Cllr Foster said: “The reports concerning multiple break ins, thefts and attempted break ins in Glenview Park and the greater Whiteabbey area is very concerning.

“We always think it will never happen to us and it’s very traumatic for people to discover strangers have been in their homes.

“With the darker nights coming in, I would urge residents to look out for their vulnerable neighbours.

“Home security packs for elderly residents are available from PSNI neighbourhood team and through council via PCSP.

“I would encourage all householders to check how their homes are secured and anyone with any information should contact the PSNI to bring the culprits to justice.”

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number 312 08/09/20.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800555111.


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