Burglars strike in Harryville

Dessie Blackadder


Dessie Blackadder

A local councillor has slammed burglars who broke into a pharmacy in the Queen Street area of Ballymena in the early hours of Friday morning.

As a result of the burglary, many local people who arrived expecting to collect medication first thing on Friday were inconvenienced.

Cllr. Donna Anderson (Ind.) said the actions of the burglars had caused a lot of distress.

“This low down action was particularly annoying for elderly residents who had to wait extra time for prescriptions,” she said.

Police say they are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at a commercial premises in the Queen Street area of Ballymena during the early hours of Friday, November 30.

Chief Inspector Michael Simpson said: “It was reported that sometime around 3.10 am entry was gained to the premises and an unknown quantity of medication was taken, which has since been recovered.

“We are appealing for anyone with information who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or have information about the incident, to contact police at Ballymena on 101 quoting reference 129 of 30/11/18.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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