Two arrested after car thefts in Portadown

Gemma Mckenna
Gemma Mckenna

Two men have been arrested following a number of thefts from cars and an attempted burglary in Portadown.

On Wednesday evening it was reported that a number of cars had been broken into in the Castle Street and William Street areas of Portadown.

The windows of a black Peugeot 206, silver BMW, white Peugeot van, silver Vauxhall Corsa, navy BMW and red Hyundai Getz, parked in the Castle Street area, were smashed and items taken from the vehicles.

The window of a white Citroen Relay van, parked in William Street, was also broken and a quantity of jewellery taken.

At 12.06am police received a report of two males attempting to enter a pet shop on Seagoe Road. Officers attended and apprehended two males at 12.10am. A 27-year-old and 51-year-old male were arrested on suspicion of burglary and going equipped.

Police conducted a number of searches in the Churchill Park and Ballyoran Park area and recovered a number of items.

The two males are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Councillor Gemma McKenna condemned the car incidents as “wanton vandalism”.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information in relation to the incidents above to contact them in Portadown on 0845 600 8000. If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.