21/03/2016

Pensioner's House Burgled In Co L'Derry

An elderly woman has had a substantial sum of money stolen following a burglary at her house in Co L'Derry.

The incident happened in the Glencaw Park area at around 3.50am on Sunday.

A purse containing a large sum of money was stolen. The burglar fled the property after he saw the woman in her bedroom.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney condemned the incident.
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He said: "I was absolutely disgusted to hear of this incident on a vulnerable woman who lives alone. As I understand it, at around 4am on Sunday morning, a plant pot was thrown through the window of her house in Glencaw Park. A large sum of cash was stolen. 

"Other local properties were also targeted, but no other thefts were reported. 

"I have spent time with this lady and she is terrified and in a vulnerable state. I have also spoken to her neighbours who are frightened for their safety. 

"I utterly condemn this incident and urge local residents to be vigilant against attempted break-in such as the one that occurred last night."

(CD/LM)

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