Appeal after goods seized from car

Sargeant Duncan McBain
Sargeant Duncan McBain

Members of the public are being urged to report suspicious activity following an incident last Friday in which goods were seized.

Police said they received reports of a silver Toyota Avensis car approaching residents in the Tullyroan Drive area of Portadown and offering knives for sale.

A spokesperson said, “We attended and were able to speak to the residents of this car. Their details were taken and we seized boxes of knife sets, bedding sets, towel sets and a set of pots and pans. We will now liaise with Trading Standards.

“This shows what we can achieve when we receive timely reports from the local community.”

DUP councillor Margaret Tinsley, a member of Craigavon Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), said she was aware of three separate incidents last week where people had witnessed suspicious behaviour or activity.

“In many instances, people don’t report these things because they don’t think it will make any difference, but it does,” she added.

Inspector Duncan McBain, Portadown Neighbourhood Policing Team, said. “Many people may think that reports of suspicious activity are insignificant to us but this could not be further from the truth,” he said.

“I would encourage anyone who notices something unusual and out-of-the-ordinary in their area to contact us immediately on 101. If you notice a suspicious vehicle, please note the colour and make of the vehicle and the registration number.

“If you notice people acting suspiciously, take a note of their descriptions, clothing and if they have any distinguishing features.

“This information will help us.”

“We would much rather take the time to check an incident which may be completely innocent than miss the chance to catch a criminal.”