Detectives are appealing for information following reports of a number of offences including burglary, attempted theft and vehicle interference in west Belfast today, Tuesday 9th January.

Detective Sergeant Kitchen said: “The first report was received this morning that at approximately 5.30am, access had been gained to a shed at a property in Slemish Way. 

“A number of items were moved, however it has not yet been established if anything was taken. A man wearing a black hoody was seen leaving the scene.

“A short time later at 6am, male was seen entering a garden, also at a property in Slemish Way. A motorcycle was taken during the incident, however was discarded a short distance away.  A significant amount of damage had been caused to the vehicle.

“Shortly after 6.45am, police received another report that a male was seen trying to break into and steal a car in the Bearnagh Drive area of the city. 

“Luckily, he was unable to move the car from the driveway and made off. 

“A further report was received at approximately 9.10am, of the attempted theft of a Range Rover in Bingnian Drive. 

“The man, who was also wearing a black hoody, was unable to gain access to the vehicle and left without causing any damage.

“A final report was received shortly before 11am that a house had been broken into in the Benraw Green area. 

“Access had been gained to the property and gaming equipment and a handbag were taken. The handbag was later recovered close to the property.

“We are treating all of these incident as linked and I am appealing to anyone who saw anyone suspicious in any of these areas or to anyone with CCTV, doorbell or other footage that could assist with enquiries to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 472 of 09/01/24.”

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