Would-be thieves target businesses

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the spate of burglaries in Cookstown businesses over the last two weeks, police have confirmed.

Staff at business premises in Derryloran industrial estate discovered that an attempt had been made to break in the night previous on Wednesday, May 25.

The following day, it was discovered that telephone wires were damaged during an attempted burglary at Killymoon Golf Club.

A house was targeted a few days later when damaged was caused to the rear door of the home on Stewart Avenue, despite the attempts, no entry was gained.

Thieves then travelled out of the town to a workshop on the Ballinderry Road, Coagh, where they stole a tool box, two socket sets and a quantity of welding wire were stolen.

Police are appealing for information about the incidents and the public is asked to contact police on 0845 600 8000, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Cookstown UUP councillor Trevor Wilson condemned the attempted burglaries. He said: “I appeal for people to be vigilant and anyone with information should come forward or report anything suspicious to the police.

“A number of businesses have been targeted, and although some of the break-ins were unsuccessful, these people will continue until they get what they want.”