Police recover stolen car

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Police have praised a member of the public for notifying them of the whereabouts of a stolen car that had been abandoned in the region.

Police had issued an appeal on June 7 after five cars had been stolen during burglaries in Moira and Newtownabbey.

Thanking the “eagle eyed” member of the public yesterday after one of the cars had been located, a police spokesperson said: “We would like to thank the ‘eagle eyed’ member of the public who, following our appeal yesterday in relation to a number of stolen cars, let us know where one of the cars, a Skoda Octavia, had been abandoned.

“As a result of this information the stolen car has been retrieved by us. This just goes to show how powerful a media appeal can be!”

The police spokesperson added: “We are still looking for the grey Audi A3 – so if you see it, please give us a call on 101, quoting reference 106 07/06/17.

“Or, if you would prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”