Police statement on events in Bawnmore, Newtownabbey, yesterday
The following statement was released by police today in regards to events in the Bawnmore area of Newtownabbey yesterday:
Three men were arrested following an incident in the Bawnmore Grove area of Newtownabbey yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 25 May.
Inspector Colin Ash said: “Shortly after 4.30pm it was reported that a number of males in a car were acting suspiciously in the area. It was reported that a car matching the description had been seen in the area of Bawnmore Park on Sunday evening and the occupants had approached a young boy close to a shop in the area.
“Police responded and the 3 males, aged 49, 55 and 58, were arrested in the Shore Road area on suspicion of going equipped for theft. A fourth male, who was reported to have been in the car, made off on foot along Mill Road.
“All three suspects remain in custody assisting police with their enquiries.”