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Man arrested after BMW crashed into wall following spate of attempted burglaries in Co Down

Published 23/05/2015

A 25-year-old man has been arrested following a spate of crimes in the Hillsborough area

In the early hours of  Saturday morning a man entered a property at Downshire Hall Hillborough where he took a set of car keys.

While trying to take the car he was disturbed and made off into the Gloucester Park area.

He then attempted to break into another property by trying to smash the front door with a boulder, however he was unsuccessful and made off again.

He then entered a private dwelling at Abercorn Drive where he took the keys of a black BMW vehicle and a number of other items.

The BMW was later involved in a collision with a wall, no other vehicles or people were involved.

The male was subsequently arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving whilst unfit, burglary and attempted burglary.

He is currently assisting police with their enquires.

Constable Richard Hill, ROU Antrim said: “The locations of these incidents are close together and within walking distance and we are requesting that local residents check their property for any signs of attempted entry and if they have a fitted CCTV system check the recordings as this male has attempted to gain entry to a number of properties within the area.

"I appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity or witnessed any of the incidents to contact police on the non emergency number 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 088 555 111."

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