30/11/2007

Thieves Target Lone Pensioners

Two elderly women have had their houses burgled in Armagh in what police believe are related incidents.

A pensioner in Mullanstown Park was robbed at about 8.20am yesterday soon after a woman called at the door claiming to be a home help.

The pensioner told the woman to leave, but she arrived back a short time later and distracted the pensioner while a man went into the house and took money.

Soon after that, an elderly woman was robbed at her house in Ashleigh Park.

This time a man and woman gained access to her house and spoke to the pensioner before lifting a handbag and leaving.

Police believe the incidents may be linked and are investigating.

(BMcC)

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