TWO MEN AND WOMAN ARRESTED OVER RAID ON SPORTS SOCIAL CLUB

POLICE in west Belfast received a report of a burglary in progress at a sports social club on the Upper Springfield Road in the early hours of  today, Monday, April 15.

During follow up inquiries, polices stopped a car and arrested two men and a woman over the club raid.

Detective Sergeant Paddy Conlan said: “A member of the public reported that a number of people had forced entry to the premises at around 1.50 am and then left the scene in a silver car.

“Officers attended immediately, and using information provided by the reporting person, stopped a silver Peugeot 307 car.

“The occupants of the car, two men aged 26 and 27, and a 26 year old woman, were subsequently arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and going equipped for theft.

“All three remain in custody this morning assisting with our enquiries. It is unclear at this time if anything was taken from the club and our investigation is ongoing.

“I would like to thank the member of the public for their quick thinking and prompt actions in alerting police to this incident.

“I would also ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area at the time or who has any information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 75 15/04/19.

“Alternatively, 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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