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Five Co Fermanagh homes targeted in ‘potentially linked’ burglaries


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Five burglaries in Co Fermanagh on Wednesday which police believe are linked are being investigated by officers.

The incidents happened between 11.20am and 4pm, with money, jewellery and a number of other items stolen from one of the addresses.

Three initial burglaries were reported by police earlier, with an update adding another two incidents now also being investigated.

The first burglary happened at 11.20am in a house at Church Hill Road in Derrygonnelly. Police said they received a report of four men behaving suspiciously.

They men did not enter the property and nothing was reported stolen.

In another incident at 1.30pm, a house at Drumshimuck Road, Derrylin was robbed, with the homeowner returning to find the property had been ransacked.

In a third burglary at around 2.25pm, entry was gained to a house at Duminiskill Road in Bellanaleck. The PSNI said a number of drawers and cupboards were opened.

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PSNI Inspector Bownes added: “There have now been a further two reports of burglaries in the Belleek and Enniskillen areas.

“It was reported just after 3.30pm today that entry had been gained to a property in the Meenatully Road area of Belleek and a sum of cash had been taken. It is believed entry was gained sometime between 7.30am and 4pm today (Wednesday 30th March).

“A fifth report was received at 3.50pm of a burglary in the Moybrone Road area of Enniskillen. Entry was gained to a property and the house was ransacked.

“One of the men was described as wearing a bowler hat, blue bottoms, a white T-shirt, and red gloves.

"The second male was described as wearing a dark coloured bomber jacket, blue tracksuit bottoms, and white trainers. A third man was said to be wearing a blue baseball cap, and a light coloured jacket.

"There was no description given for the fourth suspect, but each of the males was wearing surgical masks. It’s believed that they were aged in their 20s.

“At this stage, we are investigating a potential link between these incidents, and our enquiries are ongoing. I am appealing to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity, or have any information which could assist, to call 101 and quote reference number 561 of 30/03/22.

"You can also submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.”

The PSNI urged the public to take a number of simple steps to keep themselves safe and reduce the risk of falling victim to burglaries.

You should:

  • Close and lock all doors and windows, even if you are only going out for a few minutes.
  • Leave a light on if it will be dark before you get home.
  • Keep your valuables out of sight.
  • Don’t leave car keys near your door, letterbox or windows.
  • Always check who is at the door. Not sure? Don’t open the door.
  • Set your alarm when going out and at night time.
  • Be a good neighbour and report suspicious activity straightaway.

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