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Four men charged in connection with burglaries at commercial premises in Toome and Portstewart

Detectives have charged four men following two recent commercial burglaries in the Toome and Portstewart areas.

The charges follow the arrests made on Friday after an operation was mounted by the police ANPR Interceptor Team working with Road Policing officers in the Causeway Coast & Glens, and Antrim & Newtownabbey areas on Friday, June 10.

The white van is believed to have been intercepted near Dunsilly roundabout in

Antrim. PSNI Interceptor Team employed the use of pre-emptive tactics to prevent the likelihood of a pursuit.

Following questioning by detectives in Coleraine, a 22-year-old man and 30-year-old-man, alongside two 29-year-old males, all face the same charges of two counts of burglary, possessing criminal property and converting criminal property.

They were also all charged with criminal damage.

Commenting on the operation, a spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said:

“The vehicles and occupants were suspected of being involved in burglaries of commercial properties where a large number of tobacco products and mobile phones were taken.

“A large amount of currency, suspected stolen tobacco products, suspected stolen mobile phones and equipment believed to have been used in the commission of the offences were seized during searches of the vehicles, the vehicles were also seized.”

The four men are due to appear before Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday, 13th June.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

A bar suspected of being used in the burglaries.


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