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Alleged thieves face combined total of 29 charges

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Four men have been charged with a string of burglary offences in the north Belfast and Newtownabbey areas, police announced this morning.

Detectives said the incidents – which have led to a total of 29 charges – occurred in the North Belfast, Newtownabbey, Jordanstown, Carrickfergus and Crumlin areas during the early hours of Friday morning.

A a 31-year-old has been charged with 13 offences – two counts of aggravated burglary, three of aggravated vehicle taking, two of burglary, burglary with intent to steal, assault on police, two counts of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and taking a motor vehicle without authority.

A 26-year-old man was charged with seven offences – two counts of aggravated burglary, two of burglary, burglary with intent to steal and two counts of allowing self to be carried.

A 25-year-old has been charged with five offences – two counts of burglary, burglary with intent to steal, allowing self to be carried and possession of a class B controlled drug, whilst a a 22-year-old has been charged with two counts of burglary, burglary with intent to steal and allowing self to be carried.

At time of writing all four men are expected to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court, Saturday April 26.

 
 
 

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