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Engagement ring and cash stolen in Ballymoney burglary

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The burglary happened at a house on the Coleraine Road in Ballymoney. Credit: Google

The burglary happened at a house on the Coleraine Road in Ballymoney. Credit: Google

The burglary happened at a house on the Coleraine Road in Ballymoney. Credit: Google

A diamond engagement ring and other sentimental jewellery was stolen during a burglary in Co Antrim.

The burglary happened at a house in the Coleraine Road area of Ballymoney sometime between 11am and 1pm on Sunday.

A door and a window were damaged when entry was forced into the property.

Jewellery of sentimental value, including an engagement ring with four diamonds, and cash was stolen.

Detective Sergeant Wallace urged residents to make home security part of their daily routine.

"Firstly make sure to close, lock and check all windows and doors, even if you are just stepping outside for a few minutes. Get into the habit of doing this every day and make sure to get everyone in the house involved," he said.

“Secondly, if you see something on your street or in your neighbourhood that doesn’t look right then let us know. Don’t wait. Pick up the phone and give us the information as soon as you can.

"We have caught burglars in the act because someone called us straightaway. We have stopped vans with stolen goods on-board because someone called us straightaway. The sooner we know, the faster we can respond and the safer your neighbourhood will be."

He also urged residents to check on older neighbours and family members.

Anyone with any information regarding Sunday's burglary or anyone who was offered jewellery for sale in suspicious circumstances has been urged to contact police on 101, quoting reference 1040 of 30/06/19.

Belfast Telegraph