February 2022

February's programme will feature the appeals listed below:

Sextortion 

In this month’s programme, Detective Chief Inspector David McBurney talks to Crime NI about Sextortion, what it is, what to do if you become a victim and how to prevent yourself from being deceived to share personal images online.  For further information please visit: https://www.psni.police.uk/advice_information/sextortion/

 

Arson, Tully Road, Ballymena

Police are investigating an arson attack in Tully Road, Ballymena.

At approximately 7:33pm on 27th October 2021, a dark coloured Seat Leon arrives at the gates of a car sales yard on Tully Road, Ballymena. Four males exit the vehicle, three of them jumping over the wall of the premises. They then set fire to a number of vehicles before jumping back over the wall, getting into the car and driving off in the direction of Doagh. A total of sixteen cars were damaged, ten of them completely burnt out. The total damage was valued at approximately £40,000. 

Description of suspects:

CCTV shows the four suspects all wearing black clothing. 

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward to CrimeStoppers.

Burglary, Chestnut Grove, Newry

Police are investigating a burglary at the home of a man in his 70s at Chestnut Grove, Newry. 

At approximately 8:20pm on Monday 4th October 2021, the resident hears a noise upstairs in his home. He then makes his way upstairs where he finds a male intruder in one of the rooms. The resident then challenges the intruder and tries to push him out of his home. The male intruder then pushed the victim into the bathroom and demanded money before making off with his wallet. 

There is no significant description of the suspect, however, a person seen to be wearing a head torch was captured on nearby CCTV arriving in a dark coloured hatchback car at the time of the burglary and police are keen to talk to this person.  

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward to CrimeStoppers.

Burglary, Ballymena Road, Antrim

Police are investigating a burglary at Ballymena Road, Antrim. 

At approximately 6:50pm on Sunday 27th November 2021, an 80 year old resident of the Ballymena Road property disturbed a male intruder hiding behind her bedroom door. The male stated he was hiding from police and proceeded to leave her house. After the intruder left, it was discovered that he had stolen a substantial amount of jewellery from a jewellery box. Altogether ten rings were stolen including a gold wedding ring, an engagement ring and an eternity ring.

Description of suspect:

Male, aged 40/50, 5ft 9, cream baseball cap, dark coat, dark trousers and prominent nose.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward to CrimeStoppers.

Burglary, Upper Cavehill Road, Belfast

Police are investigating a burglary at Upper Cavehill Road, Belfast.

At approximately 10:30am on 13th of September 2021, a male suspect can be seen on CCTV approaching the front of the property. The male intruder enters the house and takes gold jewellery, £300 of cash from a drawer, a spare car key, an iPad and a Samsung tablet. The male intruder then exits via the driveway. 

Description of suspect:

The male had a black Yamaha baseball cap with grey/black camouflage trim, grey jacket, yellow suede timberland style boots and blue jeans.  He also wore a black and white coloured facemask.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward to CrimeStoppers.

Arson, Bloomfield Football Club, Belfast 

Police are investigating an arson attack at Bloomfield Football Club, Houston Park, Belfast.

At approximately 6.30am on 5th February 2022, a person or persons unknown entered the football pitches at Houston Park and set fire to the team dugouts.  This was the second incidence of Arson at the club in the past 6 months, a fire having destroyed the dugouts in a previous attack in August 2021.

Police would like to identify those responsible and if you have any information in regard to either attack please contact CrimeStoppers. 

Theft, Tesco Extra, Banbridge

Police are investigating a theft in Tesco Extra, Banbridge.

At approximately 17:20pm on 15th November 2021, a male suspect enters the Bridgewater Retail Park store. He makes his way around the store, lifting a number of items and putting them into a bag. He then proceeds to exit the store without paying for the goods. The total value of the theft was £58. 

Description of suspect:

Approx. 6ft, brown hair, wearing a hat, blue face mask, red puffer coat, jeans, black shoes and a back pack on his back. At some stage he removes the hat he was wearing when he arrived, and left wearing a pair of glasses.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward to CrimeStoppers.

Theft, Tesco, Crumlin

Police are investigating a theft at Tesco, Crumlin.

At approximately 12:29pm on 1st October 2021, a male suspect enters the Main Street store. He makes his way around the store, lifting a number of items and then placing them in a different place in the store. The male is then seen to remove his hat, and put on a pair of glasses before exiting the store. A short time later the male returns to the store and lifts the items he had previously placed in different locations before leaving the store without paying for the goods. The total value of theft was £125. 

Description of suspect:

Navy blazer, jeans, dark shoes and a navy and white striped t-shirt, also carrying a black hold all bag. He is wearing a light blue cap but is then seen to remove this, and put on a pair of glasses

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward to CrimeStoppers.

Theft, Tesco, Enniskillen

Police are investigating a theft in Tesco, Enniskillen.

At approximately 5:59pm on 13th December 2021, a male suspect enters the Derrychara Link store. He walks towards the aisle where Televisions are on display, where he is seen to remove a security tag from a boxed 50 inch TV, and takes it off the shelf. He then exists the store with the TV, without paying for it. The value of the TV was £379.

Description of suspect:

Wearing a grey hoodie, black trainers, a black baseball cap and carrying a small bag.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward to CrimeStoppers.

Theft, Currys, Enniskillen

Police are investigating a theft at Curry’s, Enniskillen. 

At approximately 1:45pm on 1st December 2021, a male and female enter the Railway Junction Retail Park store. The male suspect lifts two sets of headphones from the display, places them on a nearby shelf and continues to walk around the store. A few minutes later the male and female return to the goods on the shelf. The female puts the headphones into her handbag and they both leave the store without paying for the goods. The total value of theft was £618. 

Description of suspects:

Male - 30’s, short dark hair, medium build, wearing a black face mask, a grey zip up top with black sleeves , black trousers and black trainers

Female -  30’s, long dark hair, wearing a black face mask, black top with white sleeves, a scarf, black trousers and white trainers carrying a large black handbag.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward to CrimeStoppers.

Theft, Chemist, York Street Belfast

Police are investigating a theft at a local chemist on York Street, Belfast.

At approximately 3:59pm on 31st October 2021, two male suspects enter the Cityside Retail Park store. One keeps an eye out whilst the other places beauty products into a bag. Both males then leave the store a short time later without paying for the stolen goods. The total value of theft was £900. 

Description of suspects:

Male 1 – Black Nike gym bag, white t-shirt, grey shorts, black backwards baseball cap, short dark beard.

Male 2 – Black hoodie, grey sweat pants, black baseball cap, moustache, goatee and skin fade haircut.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward to CrimeStoppers.

Theft, Chemist, Banbridge

Police are investigating a theft at a local chemist in Banbridge. 

At approximately 4:25pm on 17th November 2021, one male and two females enter the store, followed a short time later by two further females. All four females place a number of perfume and make-up items into their bags, while the male keeps a look out. All four females and the male then exit the store at same time, without paying for the goods. The total loss was approximately £400. 

Description of suspects:

Male 1 - heavy build, approx. 25 years old, short brown hair, brown stubble, tattoo on neck. Wearing grey tracksuit top/bottoms, black coat with fur lined hood, white trainers and FR Face mask.

Female 1- heavy build, approx. 30 years old, wearing full length black puffa coat with black fur hood, black fingerless gloves, black boots, carrying black cotton shopping back, white beanie hat with black hearts on it and fluffy white bobble.

Female 2- Heavy build, approx. 30-40 years old, wearing black beanie hat, black puffa coat, black and white stripped scarf and appears to have a black eye/ eye injury.

Female 3- Heavy build, approx. 30-40 years old, wearing mustard coloured bobble hat, mustard/checked scarf around face, mustard gloves, teal coloured jumper, black leggings and white trainers

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward to CrimeStoppers.

Bike Theft, Strabane Bus Depot

Police are investigating the theft of a bicycle at the Strabane Bus Depot. 

At approximately 7:55pm on 9th September 2021, a female left her bicycle at the Bradley Way Bus Depot. A male suspect enters the bus station at 6:05pm, he appears to wait on a bus for 10 minutes before approaching the bicycle storage area, removing a bicycle and leaving. 

The 17” Apollo Dual ladies Bicycle was valued at £240.

Description of suspects:

Male, dark (Black or Blue) top and dark Bottoms (Black/Blue) and a dark baseball cap (Black or blue) appears to have a back pack or shoulder bag. Approx. 40-50 years old. 

Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward to CrimeStoppers.

Theft, Movilla Road, Newtownards 

Police are investigating the theft of an antique clock from a house on the Old Movilla Road in Newtownards sometime between the 29th November and 23rd December 2021.   

The clock is of significant sentimental value to the owner and is estimated to be worth a substantial amount of money.  Police would be keen to reunite it with its owner and if you have any information which might identify the person responsible or if you know where the clock might be please contact CrimeStoppers.   

Theft, Belsize Road, Lisburn

Police are investigating the theft of a substantial amount of vintage motor cycle parts from the Lisburn Area. 

Sometime between 6th December 2021 and 18th January 2022 an outbuilding was burgled in the Belsize Road area of Lisburn.  The outbuilding contained parts from 4 dismantled motorcycles, 3 1940 BSA B31’s and 1 1967 Triumph Bonneville T120 1967.  The total value of the theft was around £10k.  If you have any information relating to this theft or if you have been offered parts similar to these for sale please contact CrimeStoppers.