Gang targeted cars say police

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Police in Londonderry are appealing for information following reports of a number of incidents in the city during the early hours of yesterday morning, Wednesday, August 6.

Shortly before 1.30am it was reported that the window of a car parked in the Rossnagalliagh area had been smashed by an unknown male.

Shortly before 2.10am it was reported that 2 males, described as being aged in their mid teens, had broke into a parked car and had attempted to enter a number of other cars parked in the Woodbrook area of the City. The males made off in the direction of Old Galliagh Road.

Shortly after 2.30am it was reported that two males were seen climbing out of a back garden of a property in the Meadows area of the City. Police conducted a check of the area for the two males without success.

Shortly after 4am it was reported that a motorcycle parked in the area of Whitehouse Park had been set on fire. Police and NIFRS attended and the fire was extinguished.

At around 7.30am it was reported that the window of a car parked in the Synge Court area of the City had been smashed sometime during the night and the inside of the car rummaged through.

At around 7.50am it was reported that a Yamaha YBR125 motorcycle had been stolen from outside a house in the Stephens Court area of the City. It is believed it was stolen sometime between 2.15am and 7.30am.

Police take these incidents seriously and they are being actively investigated. Police are firmly committed to tackling the problems in the area and making all areas of Londonderry a safer place for everyone.

Police are investigating a link between the incidents and would ask anyone who may have witnessed any of these incidents or anyone who has any information to contact them at Strand Road Police Station 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.