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Kearney calls for community vigilance in wake of break-ins

29 October, 2018 - by Declan Kearney


Sinn Féin South Antrim MLA, Declan Kearney has called for community vigilance following break-ins in Rathenraw over recent days.

Mr Kearney said,

“Over the past few days there have been at least two break-ins in the Rathenraw estate. 

“These include one last Thursday night at the Family Caring Centre where staff and patrons once again have been left traumatised as a result of the centre being ransacked during this latest burglary. A family home in Norfolk Square was then targeted on Saturday night while the occupants were out. 

“Those responsible for these break-ins are opportunist criminals with no regard whatsoever for the consequences of their actions. They will continue to prey on the vulnerable unless they are caught and made to answer for their crimes.

“I am appealing to the whole community to be vigilant and watch out for each other, especially elderly neighbours who are particularly vulnerable. People should not hesitate to report anything suspicious to the PSNI, or to Crime Stoppers, regardless how insignificant it might seem at the time. 

“Sharing information could help prevent a neighbour falling victim to other acts of criminality in Rathenraw, or elsewhere in Antrim.”

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