Elderly woman left ‘very badly shaken’ during distraction burglary

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Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Detectives are appealing for information following the report of a distraction burglary in the Oliver Plunkett Park area of Belleek on Tuesday, 26th April. bogus1At approximately 7.30pm the elderly female occupant of the house heard someone in the hallway of her property. On checking, she found an adult female and a young boy in her house. The woman said that the young boy was ill and could she have a glass of water for him. The lady asked them to step outside of the house whilst she went into the kitchen. However when she returned the two intruders were back in the hallway. She then escorted both of them off her premises. It is believed they had a grey car waiting in the estate, which they left in. The woman is described as being between 45/50 years of age, approximately 5’/5’2” tall, of medium build, blonde/fair hair, tied up in a bun and wearing a grey dress with a pattern on it. The dress had a belt around the waist.
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May 2016The young boy is described as being approximately 14/15 years of age, short fair hair, very slim build and wearing a red hoodie. It is not believed anything has been stolen. The woman was not injured, however she was left very badly shaken. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable David Skillen appealed to anyone who may have witnessed these two persons or this grey car to contact Detectives at Reactive and Organised Crime, Ardmore on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111. Police would appeal to all elderly residents to ensure their doors are secure at all times and to the general public who have elderly neighbours to check on them regularly.
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