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Burglars Beware – Newtownabbey Is Secured

16 March 2016

The Mayor, Councillor Thomas Hogg, security marking his property with Councillor Linda Clarke (Chair of Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP) and Valerie Adams (Vice Chair of Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP).

 

If you are a criminal and are considering a burglary in the Newtownabbey Area, the simple message is don’t even try because ‘NEWTOWNABBEY IS SECURED’. This is due to security packs being issued to all households within the former Newtownabbey Borough. 

The initiative is a follow on from the project delivered across the Antrim Borough in August 2014 and is designed to discourage theft and domestic burglary.  Every household will receive a security pack with advice on how to secure their property and equipment to security mark valuable possessions within the home. 

The aim is to provide support and avoid the likelihood of any resident becoming a victim of crime by making it difficult for criminals to prey on those living in the Newtownabbey area.  These security packs help police to target criminals operating in the area, as stolen property can be traced back to the household when marked and this information can be presented in court as evidence for prosecution.

Chairperson of Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Councillor Linda Clarke commented: “Domestic burglary figures have been rising in recent times and this initiative aims to help residents secure their property and give them peace of mind. No resident should have to experience the heartache of becoming a victim of crime and I would encourage everyone to take some simple measures to secure your home and possessions.”

The ‘Newtownabbey Secured’ initiative has been led by Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership. The packs are being distributed week commencing Monday 21 March.  If you have not received a pack by Wednesday 30 March or if you need any further information about the scheme, please contact Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP on T. 028 9446 3113 / 028 9034 0000 or E. [email protected]