Police are appealing for information following the report of a burglary in the Gortnagallon Road area of Crumlin.
It is reported that at sometime between 10am on Wednesday, September 25 and 10am on Friday, October 4, a number of unknown persons gained entry to the commercial premises by smashing a pane glass window.
A number of fixture and fitting items were taken from the premises including copper piping, radiators, a boiler and filing cabinets, a treadmill (with green belt) and a workout bench etc.
Speaking of the incident, Antrim Response Inspector, Julian Buchanan, said: “Visible intruder alarms will often be a deterrent to a burglar. If you decide to have one fitted, make sure it is installed by a reputable company and meets recognised standards required by the National Security Inspectorate or Security Systems and Alarms Inspectorate Board.
“We would also urge landlords to mark their boilers in such a way that in the unfortunate event it is stolen and later recovered we will be able to match it up to its rightful owner. Further information and advice is available from your local Crime Prevention Officer and from the PSNI website.”
“Receiving timely information from the community is vital in giving us the opportunity to detect those responsible for this type of crime and gather evidence to bring them before the courts.”
Copper thefts cause complete misery for businesses as it can often lead to serious water damage to the premises as well as having property stolen.
Landlords should check vacant properties regularly and where possible turn off the water supply and remove the tank until the property becomes occupied.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information is asked to contact police in Lisburn on 0845 600 8000.