Police have issued advice to retailers and business owners across Carrick to check their premises regularly for incendiary devices.
Superintendent Philip Knox from D District Operations urged retailers to be vigilant, particularly in the run up to the New Year.
“It is good business practice to check your premises regularly for anything suspicious,” he said. “This will help protect your staff, customers and business all year round. However we would urge everyone to be particularly vigilant in the run up to Christmas and the New Year when shops are busier and more people are out and about.
“If something looks out of place, or even just raises concern, contact police immediately. Never touch or attempt to move any suspicious looking objects.
“We are also advising businesses to review security measures and check premises thoroughly both during and after trading.”