Further reports of cars damaged in Antrim

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Police in Antrim are appealing for witnesses following reports of a number of further incidents in the area early this morning, Thursday, April 24.

It was reported that shortly before 5.30am the passenger window of a Renault car parked in a shopping centre car park on Queen’s Road had been smashed. A number of youths had been seen in the area at the time of the incident.

It was reported that sometime overnight the rear nearside window of a Volkswagen car parked in the area of Rathkyle had been smashed.

It was reported that sometime overnight an attempt was made to enter a Ford car parked in the area of Edenvale Park. The rubber seal around the window of the car had been damaged.

It was reported that sometime after 3.30am a Vauxhall Astra car was stolen as a result of a creeper style burglary of house in the area of Rathmore Gardens. The car was recovered by police in the Greystone Road area around 9am.

A motive has not yet been established, however police are investigating a possible link between these incidents and the arson attacks on cars in the Oaktree Drive and Rathkyle areas.

Police would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incidents or with anyone with any information to contact them at Antrim Police Station.

They are particularly keen to hear from taxi drivers or anyone who was in the area early this morning and seen anyone or anything that appeared out of the ordinary.

Police can be contacted on the new non-emergency number 101. If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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