Teens arrested after dumper truck stolen

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Two teenagers have been arrested after a dumper truck was stolen in the early hours of this morning.

Police in Lurgan said they received a report of a dumper truck being driven along a country road with no lights on at 4.43am.

Officers were immediately dispatched from Lurgan and Portadown and the truck, which had been taken from Lough Road Filling Station around 3.45am, was located in a field off Annesborough Road.

“Two males, aged 14 and 19 years old, were located close by and arrested,” said the PSNI.

Inspector Ken Annett, Lurgan Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Thanks to the close co-operation between police and the public, we were able to recover an expensive piece of equipment and arrest two suspects. This shows just what we can achieve when suspicious activity is reported to us immediately.

“I would like to thank those who contacted us and helped us locate the stolen truck and also the owner of the property. We are committed to reducing the theft of plant equipment and would reinforce our message to the public to report any suspicious activity immediately on the 101 non-emergency number or 999 in an emergency.”