Phones stolen from Dungannon pub by 'trick or treating' kids

Quinns Corner shared pictures of the suspected culprits online
Quinns Corner shared pictures of the suspected culprits online

Police are investigating the theft of two phones from Quinns Corner after a number of children in Halloween costumes "created a bit of commotion" on the premises.

Quinns Corner posted pictures of the suspected thieves on their Facebook page, while police are appealing for witnesses.

What appears to be a woman and a small child were also pictured around that time

What appears to be a woman and a small child were also pictured around that time

The youngsters are understood to have been dropped off at the licensed premises on Ballygawley Road by a black people carrier, before going inside "for two minutes max".

The incident was reported to police on Thursday, October 27 at approximately 6.30pm

"A number of children dressed up in Halloween costumes entered a licensed premises on the Ballygawley Road," a spokesperson for the PSNI said.

"The children stole a Samsung mobile phone and an iPhone, they were then picked up in a black people carrier."

This black people carrier is thought to have dropped the children off and waited outside

This black people carrier is thought to have dropped the children off and waited outside

A message on PSNI Dungannon & South Tyrone Facebook page said there had been a number of such reports in the Dungannon and Clogher areas.

Kerrie from Quinns Corner posted a message on the restaurant's Facebook page also asking anyone who may know the children involved to come forward.

"We had five kids in trick or treating in the evening at 6.25 who helped themselves to two mobile phones," she said.

"The black space wagon was waiting for them outside, they were inside for two minutes max. If anyone knows who the child in the picture please let us know."

Police are appealing for anyone who many have information to come forward

Police are appealing for anyone who many have information to come forward

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact officers in Dungannon on 101 quoting reference number 1425 of 27/10/16.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.