Four homes in north Belfast plundered during a one night crime spree
Detectives have issued an appeal for information after four homes in north Belfast were plundered during a crime spree.
It was reported that sometime between 7pm and 7.30pm on Thursday, four addresses in Old Throne Park, Belfast and an address in Rogan Manor were entered while the persons were at home.
Two laptops were reported stolen, but in two properties, the men were disturbed and made off. A silver coloured vehicle with men on board was seen in the area at the time and is believed to have been involved.
Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson is appealing for anyone with any information about the burglaries or anyone who seen a silver coloured car in the area at the time to contact Detectives at Reactive and Organised Crime Branch in Musgrave Police Station on 101.
Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The PSNI has also issued an appeal to people to be vigilant and secure their properties, especially in the run up to Christmas.
"Take time to review your home security and take the appropriate steps to protect your home and belongings," a PSNI spokesman said.
"If you need any crime prevention advice, please call your local Crime Prevention Officer on the 101 number.
"It is imperative that people remember to close and lock windows and doors at night or when the house is unoccupied. If your doors aren't secure, neither is your home so do not make it an easy target for criminals - close it, lock it and check it.
"It is also wise to keep valuables out of sight. A safe is a wise investment for securing precious items such as jewellery, credit cards or financial documents. Don't leave keys in plain view or in a door lock.
"The community can also play a part by looking out for neighbours, reviewing household security, making sure that doors and windows are kept locked and reporting any suspicious activity immediately to police."