Detectives in Antrim are appealing for information and witnesses following a recent burglary and attempted burglaries in the Newtownabbey area.

Detective Sergeant Boyd said: “Police received three reports on Saturday morning, 8th July that we believe occurred approximately between the hours of 4am and 7am.

“It was first reported to police a man was acting suspiciously at the side of a house in the Ballyhenry Avenue area and located a short time later in the garage.

“When confronted by the homeowner he made off. Nothing was taken and the man is described as of slim build and approximately 5” 9’.

“He was wearing a baseball cap, green bomber jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

“Police then received a report that a number of power tools, worth hundreds of pounds, had been stolen from a shed at a house in the Dorchester Avenue area.

“A third report was received of an attempted burglary in the Ballyhenry Gardens area.

“Two men were seen acting suspiciously in the area. Some items had been moved from a shed. But nothing was taken.

“One of the men matched a similar description as the man acting suspiciously at a property in the Ballyhenry Avenue area.

“The other man was also of slim build and was wearing a black beanie hat, a dark blue and light blue raincoat and jeans.

“We are linking these reports and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in these areas or who may have information that could help with our enquiries, to get in touch with police on 101, quoting reference number 456 of 08/07/23.”

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