Cars destroyed in Antrim arsons

Cars destroyed in Antrim arsons

Two cars have been destroyed and one badly damaged after they were set alight during a series of attacks on vehicles in Antrim overnight.

At around 5.25am on Thursday, it was reported that a Citroen C2 car which was parked in the Rathkyle area had been set on fire.Police and the Fire Service attended and the fire was extinguished.The car was destroyed and extensive damage was also caused to a Subaru car.Meanwhile, a rear window of a Volkswagen car parked in the area was also smashed.At around the same time, the passenger window of a Renault car was broken. It was parked at a car park on Queens Road where a number of young people had been seen.A short time later, at 5.40am, a Vauxhall Vectra car was set alight in the Oaktree Drive area.Police and the Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and put out the blaze, however, the car was also destroyed.At Rathmore Gardens, a Vauxhall Astra car was stolen as a result of a creeper style burglary at a house overnight - it was recovered by police in the Greystone Road area at around 9am. An attempt to break into another vehicle, a Ford car in the Edenvale Park area, was also reported to police.A PSNI spokesperson said: "A motive has not yet been established, however police are investigating a possible link between these incidents and the arson attacks on cars in the Oaktree Drive and Rathkyle areas."Police would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incidents or with anyone with any information to contact them at Antrim Police Station."They are particularly keen to hear from taxi drivers or anyone who was in the area early this morning and seen anyone or anything that appeared out of the ordinary."Anyone who witnessed the incidents or anyone with any information can contact PSNI at Antrim Police Station on the new non-emergency number 101.


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