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Two men arrested after Downpatrick burglary

Police in Downpatrick have arrested two men following a burglary in The Meadows last night.

Around 10pm police received a report of two males forcing entry to a house. The males were disturbed and made off on foot after stealing house and car keys . The males made their way to a white Volkswagen Golf car and drove off. The car was found abandoned on Ballintogher Road.

The Police helicopter, dog Support and TSG provided assistance to local officers and a male was observed in fields between Ballintogher Road and St Patrick’s Road. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of burglary.

A 44-year-old man was arrested during the early hours of this morning in Downpatrick.

The 35 and 44 year old men are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Bardon said: “These arrests were the result of partnership work between the public, District police officers, TSG officers, Air Support and Dog Support. We are always more successful in tackling crime when we work together. I would like to thank the public who provided information to us and helped us locate these males.”

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