Wilson urges vigilance over attempted distraction burglary

Cllr Darryl Wilson
Cllr Darryl Wilson

Ballymoney UUP councillor Darryl Wilson has urged people in Ballymoney and the surrounding areas to remain vigilant after a series of burglaries.

Last week there was an attempted “distraction burglary “ in the Glebeside area of Ballymoney, where thieves tried to gain access to a property by pretending to work for a utility company.

“Attempting to rob an elderly person is a despicable action,” said Cllr Wilson.

“I would urge anyone with information to call the PSNI on 101. It is vital that people ask callers for proof of identity.

“Genuine tradesmen should carry a photographic identification card. Check this carefully. If you are unsure, telephone Quick Check, the special free phone service, on 0800 013 22 90.

“Quick Check is supported by all the main Northern Ireland utility companies and they will check if calls are scheduled for your address on that day.

“Vigilance by people within the local community will be key in bringing those responsible to justice and in preventing further attacks.”