Arrests following burglaries

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Detectives have made arrests following a number of burglaries in Ballymena over the past week.

In one incident a quantity of alchohol was stolen after entry was gained to a hotel in the Leighinmohr Avenue area sometime between 2.30pm on Wednesday, May 13, and 11.55pm on Thursday, May 14.

A man was arrested and has been bailed as the investigation progresses, a police spokesperson said.

In separate incident, sometime between 5pm on Thursday, May 14, and 7.45am on Friday, May 15, a hut on a building site in the Leighinmohr Crescent area of Ballymena was entered and an attempt was made to enter another hut. Extensive damage was caused.

On Friday, at around 2.55pm, a house was burgled in the Clarence Street area and a tv and laptop were stolen but were later recovered.

On Saturday, sometime between 3.30pm and 2pm on Sunday, May 17, police received a report of a burglary at a house in the Clarence Street area during which damage was caused.

A police spokesperson said two juveniles were arrested in relation to the Friday afternoon Clarence Street burglary. Both were later released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS).

Detective Chief Inspector Mullen said: “I would appeal to anyone who has any information about these incidents to contact Detectives at Ballymena on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”