1. ITV Report

Police probe raids at business premises in Belfast and Lisburn

Police are linking the thefts and attempted thefts.

Police are appealing for information after a car was used in a series of similar raids at business premises in the Belfast area on Saturday.

An attempt was made to steal an ATM machine from Belfast City Hospital on Saturday at 8pm. The suspects attempted to remove the machine using chains attached to a black-coloured Audi car.

The would-be thieves were unsuccessful and made off empty-handed.

Later, a black-coloured car rammed the shutters of a number of premises in the Argyle Business Centre on North Howard Street. A number of items including a trailer, a cash drawer and a hard drive from a CCTV system were stolen from two of the premises.

Damage was also caused to premises on Boucher Crescent and Boucher Place when a car was used to force open the shutters.

Then shortly before 9pm, a similar car reversed into the shutters of premises on the Moira Road in Lisburn where a quantity of power tools were stolen.

Detectives are investigating a link between all of these incidents and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference 1534 16/11/19.