Police seek information after thefts and burglaries in Dromore area

POLICE in Banbridge are appealing for information following reports on Friday May 11 of a number of burglaries and thefts in the Dromore and Castlewellan areas.

Shortly before 7am Police received a report of a burglary at vacant premises in the Hillsborough Road, area, Dromore. It is not known if anything has been stolen. At approximately 4am two males were seen leaving the area in a red and white Landrover which was towing a horsebox.

At approximately 8.10am Police discovered the front door of commercial premises in the Hillsborough Road area, Dromore had been forced and the premises entered and a quantity of cash stolen.

Then, at approximately 9.07am, officers received a report of a burglary having occurred overnight at an outhouse in the Backaderry Road, Castlewellan and a Honda 420 quad bike stolen.

Later, at around 10.20am, Police received a report of the theft of a horse box from premises sometime the previous afternoon in the Carnalroe Road, Ballyward.

Finally, at approximately 3.10pm, Police received the report of the theft of a red and white Landrover in the Backaderry Road, Castlewellan. This Landrover was stolen some time during the night.

Police are looking for a possible link between the incidents. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Banbridge Police Station on 0845 600 8000. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.