Four men held in Londonderry burglary inquiry

Four men have been arrested in Londonderry as part of a police operation to tackle burglaries.

The arrests were made as part of Operation Safer Homes which began on 15 August.

The four-week operation is aimed at the detection and prevention of burglaries in the wider Foyle area.

Inspector Jon Burrows said police "will be focusing on priority offenders and working to disrupt burglars operating in the wider Foyle area."

"We will also consider publishing images of persons we need to speak to in relation to ongoing investigations," he said.

Appealing for community vigilance, Inspector Burrows said that "criminals and thieves can't operate if they know their every move is being watched".

Of the four men charged two are aged 19, one is 28 and the fourth is 32-years-old.

They are due to appear at Londonderry Magistrates' Court on 17 August on separate burglary charges.

The PSNI said anyone needing further information could contact their local Crime Prevention Officer.

Operation Safer Homes is to last for four weeks.