PSNI appeal on car crimes

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Detectives in Londonderry are appealing for information about the theft and destruction of a car.

At about 4.30am on Tuesday, July 22, police received a report of a Toyota RAV4 on fire near the border at Coshquin Road. The car had been stolen from Hazlebank Road in Drumahoe.

At around 3.45am, the car had been spotted being driven erratically near the Texaco filling station at Bridgend.

It may also have been in the Synge Court area of Ballymagorarty at about 4am along with a quad. Two men were noted trying to break into cars in the area. The quad may have been a red and black Yamaha that was stolen from Fincairn Road in Drumahoe in the early hours of Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a Citroen car seen by members of the public being driven erratically at Rossnagalliagh Park at about 5.30am on Tuesday had been stolen from Brookdale Park in Shantallow. It was later recovered by police.

Anyone who can help identify those who stole the vehicles, or used them during the night, is asked to contact the CID at Strand Road. Information can be given on the police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, it can be provided to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.