Larne resident chases fleeing burglar after barking dog alert

A resident’s barking dog helped to thwart burglars attempting to break into his Larne home yesterday (Thursday).

Police received a report after 4.30pm that a man had tried to gain entry to a property in the Gloucester Avenue area.

Detective Sergeant Crothers said: “The occupant of the property was alerted to the attempted entry by the barking of his dog and saw a man run down his pathway. He gave chase to the man, which led to an altercation in the Victoria Road area.

“It was reported that a second man joined the first in that area before they made off in the direction of Exchange Road.

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"The two men are described as in their late 20s, wearing dark clothing and both approximately 5ft 8in in height. Both were of medium build with dark hair.”

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Anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have captured dashcam or mobile phone footage is asked to contact 101, quoting reference number 1425 of 30/03/23.