Detectives in Derry are investigating five burglaries in the city over the weekend they believe may be linked.
Just after 7pm yesterday it was reported entry had been forced to a house in Cooleen Park in Culmore sometime between 5:40pm and the time the report was made to police. Rooms had been ransacked and a sum of money had been taken.
At approximately 7:35pm, a second burglary at a house in Cooleen Park was reported; that entry had been forced to a house and a sum of money and jewellery were stolen.
Some 40 minutes later, we received a report of a third burglary, this time at a house in the Templegrove area of Buncrana Road. Sometime between 11am and 7:30pm yesterday, entry was forced to the property.
This morning at 10:55am, there was a report of a burglary at a house in Hatmore Park where entry had been forced and a sum of money and a carton of cigarettes were taken. It's believed this occurred sometime between 9:30am and the time the report was made.
Just after 11am, there was a report that between 9:45am and the time the report was made entry had been forced to a house in Shandon Park, also in the Buncrana Road area of the city. The house had been ransacked and damage was caused to a door.
Investigations are in the early stages but the PSNI believes the burglaries may be linked