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Police probe link between burglaries in Co Down - safes and cash stolen

Police are investigating a possible link between two burglaries in Co Down.

The first happened on Friday January 12 where entry at commercial premises in the High Street area of Holywood at around 12.05am.

Entry was forced to the premises by two males just after midnight. A sum of cash was taken along with a safe, a Playstation 4 with five games and a wall clock.

Sergeant Tom Stevenson said: “The first male is described as between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall, wearing a light baggy tracksuit top, navy tracksuit bottoms, a ski balaclava mask and gloves and was carrying a crowbar.

"The second male is described as wearing a dark tracksuit top and dark jeans, dark Adidas plimsoll soles, a ski balaclava mask and gloves."

The second burglary happened at premises on the same street on Monday January 15 where entry was gained just after 3am and a sum of cash and a safe were taken.

Sergeant Stevenson said: “In this instance, the two males believed to be involved were seen pushing a black wheelie bin in the direction of Downshire Road.

“We believe at this time that these two burglaries are linked and would appeal to anyone who may have any information which could assist us with our inquiries to contact police in Bangor 101 quoting reference 238 of 12/1/18 or 143 of 15/01/2018.”

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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