Dog unit helps arrest man on suspicion of attempted burglary in South Belfast

Police arrested a man in South Belfast on suspicion of attempted break-in.

The man was arrested in the Ormeau Road area, according to a tweet from the PSNI South Belfast unit, with support from the PSNI Dog Division.

In a tweet sent at 4:17 a.m. on Saturday, South Belfast Police said the arrest was made by the Auto Crime Team after reports of suspicious activity and damage to a window.

“The Auto Crime Team, with the support of the PSNI Dog Section, has just arrested a man on suspicion of attempted break-in after a suspicious activity and broken window were reported on Ormeau Road in Belfast #KeepingPeopleSafe #WeCareWeListenWeAct #OpsSeasonsGreetings,” police said wrote.

Operation Season’s Greetings is the PSNI’s annual police operation aimed at keeping people safe in the run-up to Christmas.

In the operation, PSNI is deploying resources across Northern Ireland to deter and detect crime and provide visible security.

After the operation began on December 1, Chief Superintendent Wendy Middleton, District Policing Command said, “Operation Season’s Greetings brings together law enforcement officers from across the service to provide visible and accessible policing to local communities and businesses.

“This year our focus is on public safety, be it shopping, traffic, socializing or staying at home.

“We will conduct targeted preventive patrols across the country, liaise with companies and licensees for security advice, and continue our day-to-day crime-dealing business.”

Ch Supt Middleton said the operation will also focus on fighting drinks and helping victims of domestic violence.

She added, “This year there has been a particular focus on violence against women and girls and during our operation we will be increasing our presence in the nightlife areas and working with the hospitality industry to address issues such as beverage restocking and health support .

“We will also take active steps to support all victims of domestic violence. In the past, we have seen an increase in domestic violence incidents during the Christmas season. We want all victims to know we are here. Do not suffer in silence. Call us on 101 or 999 in an emergency. “

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