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Feely urges community to be vigilant after mass time robbery

Published: 13 January, 2015

Sinn Féin councillor Anthony Feely has condemned the breaking into a car outside St. Mary Queen of Peace Church; Garrison on Sunday morning, whilst mass was being served.

Speaking after the incident, the Erne West councillor said;

"A car was broken into outside the Chapel on Sunday morning, between 11.30am and 12.45pm, during mass time. The owner of the car, a local lady, had her handbag stolen but she admits there wasn't anything of great value in it.

"Nevertheless this must have been a disturbing experience for her and the community has been shocked by this disgusting incident - there is no place for acts like this in our society.

"It is extremely concerning that people cannot even go about their usual, harmless routine without an incident like this happening, especially in broad daylight.

Cllr Feely continues,

"I urge people within the community to be vigilant when at any sort of gathering. Whether it is mass, a meeting or a sports game, do not leave valuables in your car and to ensure your vehicle is locked.

"I would also call on all sections of the local community to come together to reject those responsible for this incident to ensure that people can feel safe and secure going about their normal routine." ENDS