POLICE have arrested a male youth in connection with a number of incidents in Antrim town in the early hours of this morning, Friday, March 10.
Detective Inspector Chris Millar said: “Shortly after midnight a report of a male tampering with vehicles in the Ajax Court area was received by police.
“Officers attended and arrested the 17 year old male a short time later.
“He was taken to Antrim Custody Suite where he was searched by custody staff.
“Envelopes containing a sum of cash were discovered hidden on his person, which are believed to have been taken as a result of a distraction burglary at the home of a woman, aged in her 90’s, in the Illustrious Court area which was reported to police at around 1 am.
“The woman was taken to hospital and kept in for observation following the incident.
“The youth has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including burglary, interference with vehicles, criminal damage and theft.
“He remains in custody at this time.”
Detective Inspector Millar added: “ I would appeal for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Ajax Court and Illustrious Court areas late on Thursday or the early hours of this morning to contact detectives in Antrim on 101 quoting reference number 36 10/03/17.
“Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”