PSNI: Police appeal for information after a spate of burgalries


Detectives at Strand Road in Derry are appealing for information about recent burglaries.

Detective Constable Richard Donnell said that in one incident, a car was stolen.

“Sometime between 11.30pm on March 4 and 7.30am the next day, the keys of a car were stolen from a house at Copperthorpe in Drumahoe. The black Ford Fiesta was found burnt out at Coshquin Road at about 7.30pm.

“In another incident, a resident returned to a house at Dunvale Park at about 10.30pm on March 4 and found that it had been broken into, though nothing was stolen.

“On the same night a resident disturbed an intruder at Malone Park in the Waterside at about 9pm on March 4.”

Police also received reports that a house at Glenmore Park was broken into on Saturday was stolen.

And a ‘Diamond Back’ mountain bike was stolen from a locked shed in the Bracken Park area of Derry. The bicycle was removed between 1am and 6am on Saturday and is described as having a black frame with splashes of red, 27 speed and valued at £500.

Police are also keen to locate two pieces of surveying equipment that were stolen from a construction site at Altnagelvin Hospital sometime between Friday, February 27 2015 and Thursday, March 5, 2015.

They were a Topcon Robotic Total Station, model no. DS105, worth £20,000 and a prism for the station, valued at £1,200. The serial number is known to police.

And several vehicles were searched through at Drumlerry, off Culmore Road, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 10. A Nissan car stolen from one house was later found by Gardaí near Muff.

Add D/Con Donnell: “Anyone who has information about any of these incidents is asked to contact the CID at Strand Road in the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be given anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.