Newtownabbey police alert over increase in creeper burglaries after vehicle theft

Police in Newtownabbey are investigating a report of a creeper style burglary in the Loughshore Manor area in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

Shortly before 3.30am officers received a report that the property had been entered via the front door and that car keys along with a vehicle had been stolen.

In a statement, police added: “These incidents are becoming more frequent and we would urge the public to take simple preventative measures by closing your windows, locking your front door and not leaving your keys in an easily accessible and visible position. If you have a garage and an alarm system available please use them to assist with deterring this form of crime.

“If you observe any suspicious activity please report it to police and in case of an emergency call 999.

“Anyone who may have any information in relation to this incident is urged to contact us on 101, quoting reference 207 of 09/07/21. You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

“lternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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