Politicians unite in condemnation of pensioner robbery
Political representatives in Newry & Mourne have condemned a robbery in the Glenvale Crescent area of the city on Tuesday. Newry Times reported that a man entered a house at around 8pm on the night in question and a struggle ensued between the man and the occupants – a lady in her 70’s and another lady in her 50’s – and a sum of cash and a navy Audi A5 coupe were stolen.
Newry Town Councillor Valerie Harte said she was ‘disgusted’ to learn of the robbery of two ladies. Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “This was a very frightening ordeal for these ladies who were actually in the house when the intruder entered. Anyone who would rob a home while the occupants are there shows an absolute disregard for their victim.”
Harte added, “I hope that the perpetrator is caught soon and brought before the courts and I would appeal to anyone with any information to bring this to the police.”
DUP MLA for Newry, William Irwin described the burglary as ‘shocking’. He stated, “This is a shocking incident and my thoughts are with the two victims as they recover from this ordeal. It is an awful situation to be confronted like this in your own home and if anyone witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the the area around the time of this attack, it is vital that they contact the PSNI immediately.”
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