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Car stolen and windows smashed during attacks linked to arson

A car has been stolen and windows smashed during a series of attacks in Antrim.

Police believe the incidents could be linked to arson attacks on cars in the Oaktree Drive and Rathkyle areas.

Two cars were destroyed and a number of others damaged.

Among the attacks, a Vauxhall Astra was stolen during a creeper-style burglary in the Rathmore Gardens area.

It was later recovered in the Greystone Road area around 9am on Thursday.

An attempt was also made to steal a car in the Edenvale Park area.

Two car windows were also smashed in separate incidents.

Police are appealing for information.

It comes after an elderly couple escaped injury after cars were set alight yards from their home in Banbridge.

Two cars and two properties were damaged in the arson attack in Banbridge.

It happened at Edenvale Avenue at 12.30am on Saturday.

The elderly couple in one of the houses escaped uninjured but were badly shaken.

Ulster Unionist representative Jo-Anne Dobson visited them after the attack and said it was fortunate nobody was killed.

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