Belfast Telegraph

Teen arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary of properties and cars after chase in west Belfast

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on a suspicion of a number of offences including attempted burglaries and possession of a blade in public.

Just after 2.30am on Tuesday morning police received a number of calls about a male trying to access properties and vehicles in the Glenhill Park area of west Belfast.

On arrival officers found an abandoned car which had been crashed into another parked car.

After a search of the area and a short chase on foot, officers arrested a young male matching the reporting caller's description.

He is currently helping police with enquiries.

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including attempted burglary, possession of a blade or point in a public place, possession of Class A, B and C drugs, attempting to take a motor vehicle, aggravated vehicle taking, damaging a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified, a range of other motoring offences and assaulting police.

Chief Inspector Kellie McMillan said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in the area to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 80 of 28/11/17. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“I would also like to thank the local community for their help in reporting these incidents so quickly to us, which resulted in the arrest.”

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