UUP Councillor Alexander Redpath has urged residents to be vigilant after a spate of recent break-ins in Moira and Lisburn.
The burglaries took place during the day, while no-one was home, the culprits forcing entry to houses in the Traherne and Danesfort areas of Moira. Meanwhile, at Rivergate Lane, Lisburn, a BMW 3 series car and two iPhones were stolen during the early hours of Tuesday.
Mr Redpath said: “I have spoken to the PSNI District Commander and made him aware of my concerns.
“The PSNI are doing all they can to effectively deal with crime in the area. However, it is important that residents keep a close eye out for what is happening in their area. If you notice anything suspicious please notify the authorities.”
A police spokesperson appealed to householders who keep large quantities of jewellery or cash at home to instead keep their valuables locked away.
“If possible,” they said. “find safe storage for the items away from your house, for example with a bank or private security company. If this is not possible, do be cautious whom you tell that you have these items in your home. “
Police also urged anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area to contact them on the non-emergency number 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”