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Wedding ring stolen in spate of burglaries in Derry

It follows reports of six burglaries at homes in the city side and Waterside areas between August 30 and September 4

A WEDDING ring and engagement ring were among the items stolen a spate of burglaries in Derry which police believe are linked.

Police urged homeowners to protect their properties after six burglaries were reported to them in as many days.

They happened between Thursday last week and Tuesday in the Messines Park, Farmhill and Woodbrook areas in city side, and Summer Meadows Manor and Woodburn Park in the Waterside.

Cash and jewellery were stolen, including a wedding ring and engagement ring taken from a house in the Farmhill area.

PSNI chief inspector Jonny Hunter said the burglars "used the same method to force entry to homes, by smashing a window or a door to get inside".

"Once inside they've ransacked the property and taken items they can flee with easily, such as cash and jewellery. Heavier, bulkier items such as television sets have been left behind," he said.

He urged people to report any suspicious activity, as well as to "look out for your neighbours" and "make sure your home is secure".

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