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Police warn public over ‘creeper style’ burglaries following Newtownabbey incident


PSNI stock image. Credit: Peter Mulhy/AFP/Getty Images

PSNI stock image. Credit: Peter Mulhy/AFP/Getty Images

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PSNI stock image. Credit: Peter Mulhy/AFP/Getty Images

The public are being warned to be cautious about in increase of “creeper style” burglaries, after a house in Newtownabbey was targeted on Friday morning.

Police said the property in Loughshore Manor was entered into shortly before 3.30am via the front door, with the car keys along with a vehicle stolen.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “These incidents are becoming more frequent and we would urge the public to take simple preventative measures by closing your windows, locking your front door and not leaving your keys in an easily accessible and visible position.

“If you have a garage and an alarm system available please use them to assist with deterring this form of crime.

“If you observe any suspicious activity please report it to police and in case of an emergency call 999.

“Anyone who may have any information in relation to this incident is urged to contact us on 101, quoting reference 207 of 09/07/21.

“You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

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“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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