Man to face Belfast Magistrates’ Court over ‘creeper style’ burglary

DETECTIVES have charged a man with a number of offences including aggravated vehicle taking in which vehicle is driven dangerously, assault on police and burglary.

The 26-year-old is due before Belfast Magistrates’ Court this morning, Thursday, September 27, for a first remand hearing.

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

The charges are in connection with a creeper style burglary at residential premises at Beechlands area of South Belfast yesterday, Wednesday, September 26.

Detective Sergeant McCallum said: “Shortly after 5.30 am on Wednesday, 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 7 am, 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 7.10 am, 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.”

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