Burglaries down by 7pc say police



The PSNI have hit back at an MLA’s concerns about police station closures by saying that the number of burglaries is down seven per cent on the previous year.

South Down MLA Jim Wells was speaking out yesterday after police said three recent burglaries in south Down could be linked to the same masked gang.

Mr Wells said: “I think it is vital that older people are encouraged not to keep cash in their house. I know older people are often distrustful of banks, but holding on to large sums of cash only attracts that sort of element.


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