Stolen car used in suspected cross-border criminality


A car stolen in Eglinton late last week is believed to have been used in criminal activity across the border in County Donegal.

The white Ford Focus was stolen from the driveway of a house at Dunboyne Park in Eglinton in the early hours of Friday, May 30th.

Several other cars had been entered and were searched through at Dunboyne Park around the time the Focus was stolen.

The Ford Focus was recovered in a damaged condition at Barr’s Lane in the Hazelbank area of the city shortly after 4.30am on Saturday, May 31st.

A PSNI spokesman said: “In the intervening period, it is believed that it was used during criminal activity in the Muff and Killea areas of Co Donegal.

“It was also seen in the Rathlin Drive area of Derry at about 5.30am on Friday.”

It is understood the car and its occupants may have come to the attention of gardai in Donegal, and that there are suspicions it was being used to scope out various places.

The PSNI spokesman said: “Police on both sides of the border are keen to hear from anyone who can help identify the occupants.

“In Northern Ireland, information can be given on the police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, it can be provided to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”