Detective Constable Dave Skillen said: “Police received a report of a burglary at a house in the Mayo Road area of Mayobridge just after 10pm on Thursday, 1st February.
“It was reported that entry had been gained and the house had been ransacked. It has not been established what, if anything, has been taken. We believe this burglary occurred sometime between 11.15am and 9.20pm on Thursday 1st February.
“Police received a report of a burglary at a property in the Monks Hill Road area of Newry on the same day, at around 6:25pm. Cash and jewellery were reported stolen. We believe the burglary occurred between 2pm and 2.30pm that day.
“We are investigating a possible link between these incidents and would like to hear from anyone with information. Please call Detectives at Ardmore Criminal Investigation Division on 101, quoting reference numbers 1468 01/02/18 and 1207 of 01/02/18 should you have any information.
“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”