Searches in connection with keyless car thefts

Police investigating a number of keyless car thefts have arrested a man on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

Friday, 22nd May 2020, 3:34 pm

A police spokesperson said: “Detectives from Organised Crime Branch investigating reports of keyless car thefts carried out a series of proactive searches at properties in the Portadown area on Thursday, May 21.”

They said a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and possessing criminal property.

He remains in custody at this stage.

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Detective Inspector McCamley said: “This arrest is part of an ongoing operation into a number of reports of thefts of ‘keyless’ cars.”

“Two men have already been charged and appeared in court as part of this operation.

“Another male has been released on bail pending further police enquiries.”

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