Spate of weekend burglaries in Derry

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a number of burglaries in Derry over the weekend.

Three separate incidents are being investigated, all of which took place in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Shortly after 12.20am on Sunday morning, the first of the incidents was reported.

Two males entered a house in the Balloughry Road area of the city, assaulting the occupant before making off with the family car, a blue Volkswagen Up. The vicitm aged in his 40s, received minor injuries.

Just over an hour later, it was reported a sum of cash and prescription medication was stolen from a house in the Drumleck Drive area of the city.

The third break in happened in the Rockfield area of the city. The keys to a family car were stolen from a house. The car in question, a Ford Mondeo was found abandoned on the Lenamore Road shortly after 2am.

PSNI are investigating and appealing for witnesses to come forward.