PSNI urge vigilance over spate of Belfast car break-ins


The PSNI have called on motorists to be extra-cautious about leaving their belongings in cars after a string of break-ins.

The incidents happened on Tuesday (August 25) in the central western neighbourhood around Barrack Street and Durham Street, near the back of RBAI (Inst).

Police received several reports of cars being broken into in the Grosvenor Road, College Square North, Galway Street, Sorella Street and Hamill Street areas.

Inspector Mike White said: “Police received several reports of cars being broken into in various areas in west Belfast.

“Windows were smashed in an attempt to steal items which were inside the vehicle.

“I would encourage everyone to think about vehicle security. Keep your vehicle locked at all times. Leaving valuables, such as your handbag, wallet, CD player, laptop, sat-nav or phone on view in your vehicle is like an open invitation to opportunist thieves.

“If they see something valuable on view, they will find a way to get it. You only have to leave your vehicle for a short time for a thief to act.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.