Yet another property has been burgled by “heartless thugs” targeting homes and businesses in the village of Moneymore.
In what could be the sixth such incident in recent months, a house in Lawford Street was broken into in the early hours of this morning [Feb 22].
It is understood the home owners were away, but it is not yet clear what was taken in the latest break-in.
DUP Mid Ulster MLA, Ian McCrea has condemned the attack.
“Once again I find myself condemning another burglary in Moneymore that follows five separate burglaries in the area over the past four months,” he said.
“I am appalled to hear of this burglary and outrightly condemn the heartless thugs that are responsible.
“Having met with local businesses and the police regarding the increase in burglaries in the area, I am more than aware of the concerns people have about the safety of their homes and businesses and have been and have sought a higher police presence in the village.
“I understand they are carrying out a review of CCTV across the council area and I have asked them to include Moneymore within their review which is hoped to be finalised in March.
“It is imperative that those responsible are caught and brought to justice and I want to encourage vigilance by homeowners and businesses alike in light of this spike in burglaries that they take extra care in locking up their properties and if anyone noticed any suspicious activity in Moneymore to please inform the police immediately.”