Appeal Over 'Despicable' Omagh Burglary

Police have appealed for information following a 'despicable' burglary in Omagh, County Tyrone.

A resident of a house in Orchard Terrace was awoken when an intruder entered his bedroom before making off on foot at around 10.50am on Monday 09 September.
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A PSNI officer condemned the incident in a post on Facebook, writing: "This was a despicable crime. Everyone should be able to feel safe in their homes - it should be a place of sanctuary. No one should be allowed to take this from anyone."

Police have appealed to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area, including any strange vehicles or persons, to get in touch with detectives in Omagh on the non-emergency 101 number quoting CC1975 4/9/19.

"That piece of information that you have could play a vital part in bringing the perpetrator before the courts," the spokesperson said.

Details can also be provided in confidence by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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