AN OMAGH auctioneer whose home was targeted by thieves late sometime on Sunday night or the early hours of last Monday morning has appealed to people living in rural areas to look at the security of their properties.
Richard Beattie was speaking after the burglars stole a black Toyota Land Cruiser with chrome bull bars, a 12×6 flat trailer, a JCB workmax and a kids red Honda quadbike from the family farm on the Glenpark Road.
and the PSNI have appealed for anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the area between 11pm on Sunday night and 8.30am on Monday morning to get in contact.
Mr Beattie has also issued a plea via social media for anyone with information to come forward and said words could not describe how annoyed they are about what happened.
“More importantly, they were in our home as my children slept. Words cannot describe how annoyed we as a family are,” he said.
“We didn’t hear anything that night. On camera you can see them walking around not giving two jots.
“The first we knew of the robbery was at 7.15am when my wife, Selina, was getting the kids ready for school,” he said.
“When we saw the jeep was gone, we searched and discovered other items were missing too.
“We were at Balmoral Show last weekend, so I don’t know if anyone was watching the house. We have gone from the highs of doing well at the show to the lows of having to deal with this. I am devastated by what has happened.”
Mr Beattie spent much of Tuesday following up on leads that he had received in relation to the burglary.
It has emerged that the thieves were also spotted on other CCTV cameras in the area, and were last sighted on the Great Northern Road.
CCTV footage from the family shows those allegedly responsible for the theft at the farm at around 2.14am on Monday morning.
The PSNI wants anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency 101 number quoting reference number 235 of 21/05/18.