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Man charged with spate of burglaries

By Cate McCurry

Published 08/10/2016

An alleged serial burglar has been charged with 30 offences after a number of homes in Newtownabbey were targeted.

The 29-year-old man is accused of a crime spree including 11 counts of burglary, 18 counts of attempted burglary and one count of possession of a class B controlled drug. He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrate's Court on Thursday 3 November over the 29 homes that were targeted during a three-week period.

Detective Inspector Chris Millar said: "This spate caused a large amount of understandable concern in the community and I am delighted that police officers were able to make the arrest on the Shore Road on Thursday."

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