SDLP Councillor Mark O'Donnell has called on home-owners to be vigilant after a spate of attempted burglaries in the Shantallow area in the past few days.
He said: “In Glenabbey last night a mother had to leave her home after burglars were disturbed by a neighbour. Such attempted burglaries have become all too regular in the past couple of months. I would urge all property owners to secure their homes and make lives for these opportunistic burglars all the more difficult.”
“I would also call on people to keep an eye on their neighbours’ homes and properties and to report any suspicious activity. Nobody should feel unsafe in their own home.”
He added: “I will be liaising with the PSNI in coming days to discuss this particular incident and others. I would urge anyone with information on these incidents to contact the PSNI immediately.”