A long term businessman whose house was ransacked in a burglary last weekend has spoken of his shock and said the incident has left the local community in fear of further crimes being carried out.

On Saturday, November 16, the businessman, who does not want to be named in case he is targeted again, was working when criminals broke into his house in Belcoo. It was only when he returned home that he found his house completely wrecked as the thieves went through each room.

“I opened the door and everything was scattered out. Everything was all over the place,” he said. “They went through every room and threw everything everywhere. You couldn’t walk through it.”

A safe containing a sum of money and personal documents was stolen during the burglary.

The businessman said he was shocked when he made the discovery

“I want to say as little as possible as I’m in fear.

“I’m a target. When the car is here (at his business), I’m not at home and when the car is at home I’m not here.”

Security measures around the house did not deter the criminals from breaking in with CCTV showing the group in the property.

And he said that the break-in has had an effect on neighbours as many are elderly and live on their own.

“They are all trembling. It’s not just me, it’s everybody else. The affect it is having on people living close by.”

Police confirmed they are investigating the report of the burglary at the house in Belcoo.

A statement said entry was gained sometime between 7pm and 11pm and reports were received of suspicious activity in the area involving a small, light coloured car at the time of the burglary.

Enquiries are ongoing and detectives would ask anyone with any information to contact them at Enniskillen on 101 quoting reference number 1868 16/11/19.

Police are investigating a possible link between this burglaries and two further burglaries which took place in Enniskillen on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17.

A house in the Clover Brae area of the town and and house in the Scaffog Avenue area were broken in to.

Police reported that entry was gained to the property in Scaffog Avenue sometime between 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon and 1am on Sunday morning, and that a quantity of jewellery was taken.

The owner of the house took to social media to let people know his house was burgled and to ask others to take heed and keep an eye out especially in the lead up to Christmas.

The post on the Enniskillen family, friends and neighbours Facebook group said the criminals smashed the back patio window and completely ransacked the house.

“These may be criminals that will target a number of houses in the county.

“This has been happening over these passed (sic) few weeks, so please ensure you have lights and radio on before you head out for the evening.

“Also make sure you have your propery secured., its (sic) devastating to come home to a house which has been torn apart.”

Officers are appealing to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information which could assist them with their enquires to contact them at Enniskillen on 101 quoting reference number 101 17/11/19.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100 per cent anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.