Jordanstown burglary: Heartless thief targets pensioner

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 80s was the victim of a distraction burglary at her home in the Sycamore area of Jordanstown on Tuesday, August 16.

A police spokesperson said: “A man called to the house at around 10am and asked if he could borrow a watering can. While the victim went to search for the item, the male, described as being between 5ft 9 and 5ft 10, aged between 40 and 50 and speaking in a local accent, entered the house and stole a black two strapped handbag containing a purse with several bank cards and a sum of money.”

Detective Constable Melanie Montgomery, Reactive and Organised Crime, is appealing for any witnesses with information in relation to this incident to contact them in Antrim using the non-emergency 101 number quoting reference number 407 of 16/08/16. Alternatively 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.