Police are appealing for information and witnesses following a report of a burglary in south Belfast on Wednesday, 20th April.

Sergeant Rice said: “Police received a report shortly after 5.20am of a burglary in the Cranmore Avenue area.

“It was reported the occupants of a property heard someone in their home and contacted police.

“Officers checked the property and no one was present, however, it is believed access was gained via a window.

“Searches in the area also uncovered a number of items, including a bicycle from a nearby shed.

“A short time later a male was arrested in the area on suspicion of two counts of burglary and suspicion of two counts of possession of a Class A controlled drug.

“He remains in police custody at this time, assisting with enquiries.

“Our enquiries are ongoing, and I would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the Cranmore, and surrounding areas, or who may have any information which could assist, to contact us on 101, and quote reference number 169 of 20/04/22”.

A report can also be submitted online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.