Portadown house burglaryPOLICE are appealing for information after thieves made off with cash, a Rolex watch and jewellery following a burglary.

The PSNI officers attended a report of a burglary that had occurred in a residential development in Portadown’s Gilford Road area.

It happend some time between 6:15 pm and 11:10 pm on Saturday night.

A spokesman said: “The victim and her family returned to find the rear door lock had been damaged and various items had been taken.

“These items included a substantial amount of cash, £2000 of which was in the form of £50 notes, a Rolex Yachmaster watch as well as various items of jewellery including wedding and engagement rings.

“One of the rings that was taken as it is quite distinctive, if anyone was to be offered the ring for sale please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“The homeowner in this case had taken the precautions of locking all doors and windows but they have unfortunately found themselves to be victims regardless.

“Particularly in the months leading up to Christmas, we would encourage everyone to review their home security and consider adding additional security measures such as alarms, security lighting, CCTV – your aim should be to make your home as unattractive as possible to the burglar, you will only do this by maximising the deterrents thus increasing their chances of being caught.

“Whilst this incident has been awful news for the family, some items were recovered by Police thanks to the vigilance of a local dog walker as he walked through Breagh Lane on Sunday morning.

“This man spotted cheque books, passports and other items that had been thrown over hedges and into nearby fields.

“If anyone has any information on this incident or who noticed any suspicious activity in the Breagh Lane area of Portadown, please contact us by attending your local Police station or calling 101 and quoting reference number CC1278 of 24/10/2015.”

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