Police investigating spate of burglaries in Londonderry appeal for information


Detectives at Strand Road are investigating a number of burglaries.

In one incident, a car was stolen between 11.30pm on March 4 and 7.30am the next day from a house at Copperthorpe in Drumahoe. The black Ford Fiesta was found burnt out at Cosquin Road at about 7.30pm.

In another incident, a resident returned to a house at Dunvale Park at about 10.30pm on March 4 and found that it had been broken into, though nothing was stolen. On the same night a resident disturbed an intruder at Malone Park in the Waterside at about 9pm on March 4. Police also received reports that a house at Glenmore Park was broken into on Saturday. Telephone 101 with any relevant information.

Detective Constable Richard Donnell said that a ‘Diamond Back’ mountain bike was stolen from a locked shed in the Bracken Park area of Londonderry on Ssaturday. The bicycle was removed between 1am and 6am on Saturday and is described as having a black frame with splashes of red, 27 speed and valued at £500.

“Police are also keen to locate two pieces of surveying equipment that were stolen from a construction site at Altnagelvin Hospital sometime between Friday, February 27 and Thursday, March 5,” he said.

“They were a Topcon Robotic Total Station, model no. DS105, worth £20,000 and a prism for the station, valued at £1,200. The serial number is known to police,” the Detective Constable said, adding: “Several vehicles were searched through at Drumlerry, off Culmore Road, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 10. A Nissan car stolen from one house was later found by Gardaí near Muff.

“Anyone who has information about any of these incidents is asked to contact the CID at Strand Road in the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be given anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”