MAN ARRESTED OVER ‘CREEPER-STYLE’ BURGLARY IN SOUTH BELFAST

DETECTIVES in south Belfast are appealing for information after a report of a creeper style burglary at residential premises at the Beechlands area this morning, Wednesday, September 26.

Detective Sergeant McCallum said: “Shortly after 5:30am, it was reported that entry was gained to a house in the area through a rear patio door.

“A grey Volvo was stolen from the property along with a sum of money.

 “Shortly after 7am, it was reported the vehicle was involved in a two vehicle road traffic collision at the Glengall Street area of the city.

The vehicle made off from the scene, but four people in the other car received minor injuries as a result of the incident.

“At around 7:10am, the vehicle was reported to be at the junction of Hope Street and Great Victoria Street, having caused damage to street furniture in the area.

“The driver of the vehicle made off from the vehicle and was apprehended by officers a short time later in the Sandy Row area and arrested.

“The vehicle was damaged as a result of the incident.

“A 26 year old man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, burglary, taking and driving away, assault on police, no insurance, resisting police, dangerous driving and disorderly behaviour.

“He is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

“We are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the burglary or who saw anything suspicious in the Beechlands area of South Belfast at the time of the incident to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 159 26/9/18.

“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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