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Detectives investigate series of burglary incidents in Mid and East Antrim

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Detectives are appealing for information in relation to a series of reported burglaries and attempted burglaries in the Larne area.

Detective Sergeant MacAulay said:

“Police received a report that entry had been gained to a house at Roddens Court sometime between the evening of Friday 28th July, and shortly before midday yesterday, Sunday 30th July.

“It was reported that a number of rooms had been ransacked, and damage caused to a window.

“It was also reported that a hammer and pliers had been discarded at the property, and it is believed that these had been taken from a van at another property in Roddens Court. A second vehicle at this same address was also reported to have been broken into.

“A further report was received of an attempted burglary at a third property in Roddens Court, with damage having been caused to a window.

“A further report was received that the garage of a fourth property in Roddens Court was entered, and a bottle of lighter fluid taken.”

Detective Sergeant MacAulay continued:

“We are also investigating a further two reported burglaries in Larne, one at Dunboyne Gardens, and one at Edward Avenue.

“It was reported that sometime between three pm on Friday 28th July, and 9am on Saturday 29th July, entry was gained to a garage at a house at Dunboyne Gardens, and damage caused to a vehicle parked inside it.

“Finally, we are investigating a report that entry was gained to a garage at a house at Edward Avenue sometime between three and four pm on Friday 29th July, during which time a man, described as being in his late 20s, of thin build, around 5 ft ins in height, and with a shaved head, was seen in the vicinity.

“Cupboards inside the garage were reported to have been rummaged through.”

Detective Sergeant MacAulay said:

“We are appealing to anyone who may have any information about any of these incidents, which we believe are linked, to call 101, and quote reference number 823 30/07/23.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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