Man charged after burglary at McDonald’s

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A man has been charged after a burglary at McDonald’s, the PSNI has said.

The 24-year-old man has been charged with a litany of offences following the burglary at the fast food outlet at Rushmere.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Detectives have charged a 24-year-old man with aggravated burglary with intent to steal, three counts of criminal damage, two counts of interference with vehicles and obstructing police.

“He is expected to appear before Craigavon Magistrates Court on Friday 15 April. As is normal procedure all charged will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.”

It is understood a man was found in the toilet cubicle of McDonald’s shortly after 5.37am yesterday morning (Thursday).

The PSNI received a report after an alarm was activated.

“Officers attended and a male was located in a toilet cubicle of the premises,” said a PSNI spokesperson.

“An ipad, baton, hammer and mask were recovered from the cubicle and a 24 year old man was arrested.

“He is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

“Detectives are also investigating a possible link to two other incidents which occurred overnight.

“Entry was gained to Craigavon Watersports Centre and damage caused to a number of windows and damage was also caused to the premises of a sandwich shop at Rushmere Shopping Centre.

“Police would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to these incidents. Detectives can be contacted in Lurgan on 101, quoting ref: 142 240316.

“If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”