Northern Ireland

Appeal over car linked to burglaries in Newry, Armagh and Monaghan

Police are appealing for information about a car believed to have been used in a number of recent burglaries on both sides of the Irish border.

The silver BMW 3 Series car is believed to have been used in burglaries and an attempted burglary in Newry, Armagh and County Monaghan.

The car is thought to have a false registration number of TJZ 6053.

Its original registration is believed to be 09D30244 and its occupants had Republic of Ireland accents.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: "At approximately 5.25pm on Saturday, 31 January, it was reported that three males were disturbed attempting to break in to a house in the Ashgrove Avenue area of Newry.

"Sometime between 1.30pm and 2pm on Friday 30 January, a house in the Killylea Road area of Armagh was broken into.

"The burglar or burglars were disturbed by the homeowners returning home. A silver BMW 3 Series was seen driving away from the house.

"It is believed that this may be linked to another burglary that occurred in the Ballyrath Road area of Armagh, also on Friday 30 January. Some time between noon and 1.45pm a house was broken into."

Police said it is still not known what was stolen during the burglaries.

They have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.