Dungiven minister’s appeal after property stolen from rectory

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A Dungiven minister is appealing to whoever stole property from him to do the right thing by returning it.

Reverend Mark Loney from Dungiven Church of Ireland said he was on a fortnight’s holiday when a Garmin Sat Nav (Model number BG566686) and a leaf blower were snatched from Dungiven Rectory on Main Street approximately five weeks ago.

“It was in the garage, at the back of the house, and I’m not sure who would have known about it. It’s a very quiet area,” said Rev. Loney.

“I’m disappointed and I put out a challenge to anyone if they know about this, or know who the guilty party is that they may consider returning them.”

Rev. Loney said he was appealing to the better nature of those responsible.

He said he had reported the matter to the police, and added: “If they leave the things back, that will be sufficient.”