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Bangor and Lisburn distraction burglary attempts are linked, say detectives

By Staff Reporter

Published 22/06/2015

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following two distraction burglaries in the Bangor and Lisburn areas on Saturday
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following two distraction burglaries in the Bangor and Lisburn areas on Saturday

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following two distraction burglaries in the Bangor and Lisburn areas on Saturday.

It is understood that at around 12.15pm on Saturday, three males with southern Irish accents called at a house on Prospect Road in Bangor claiming to be from a water company.

Entry was gained to the house and while the occupants were distracted by one of the males, the two others searched rooms in the house. It is unclear if anything was taken.

At around 1.30pm, police received a further report of three males, again with southern Irish accents, calling to the home of an elderly couple in Woodland Park in Lisburn. The couple were distracted by one of the males purporting to be from an electric company while the others entered the property. They made off empty-handed when challenged.

Detective Constable Sonya Hawthorne said: "We believe these incidents to be linked and are appealing for anyone who was in either of these areas and who may have witnessed these males or any suspicious behaviour to contact police on the non-emergency number 101."

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