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Spate of weekend burglaries across Tyrone

Detectives are investigating five burglaries at homes in the Dungannon, Ballygawley and Aughnacloy areas on Saturday, March 9. 

A house in the Church Street area of Ballygawley was targeted sometime between 2.45pm and 7.50pm

Rooms in the house were ransacked and cash, including Euro notes, and jewellery were reported stolen. Damage was caused to a gate and a window.  

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Just after 8.30pm it was reported entry had been forced to a house a short distance away, in the Fair Green area of Ballygawley, sometime between 6.35pm and 8pm. A bracelet and sum of money were reported stolen. Damage was caused to a window.

Shortly after 9pm we received a report of a burglary at a house in Coronation Park in Derrycush, Aughnacloy. It was reported entry had been forced to the property sometime between 7.50pm and 8.45pm. Rooms were ransacked and a sum of money and jewellery were reported stolen. Damage was caused to a window.  

In the fourth report, entry was gained to a house around 9.45pm in the Old Omagh Road area of Dungannon. A sum of money was reported stolen.

Then at around 11.30pm we received a report of a second burglary at a house in Coronation Park in Aughnacloy. Entry to the property was forced sometime between midday and 10.30pm. Nothing is believed to have been taken at this stage.

Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said, “We are currently examining whether these incidents are linked, and we would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the areas where the burglaries occurred, who saw any individuals acting suspiciously or any strange vehicles.

“In particular, we are keen to speak to anyone who saw a black Audi A4/S4 vehicle in any of these areas. We would also like to hear from anyone who is offered jewellery for sale in suspicious circumstances.”

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