Elderly woman attacked during burglary

Published Sunday, 23 February 2014
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An elderly woman needed medical treatment after she was assaulted during a burglary at her house in Lurgan.

Elderly woman attacked during burglary
The woman was injured and another woman left in shock. (© UTV)

The victim, in her 80s, disturbed the thief who had broken into her Mary Street home at around 5.45am on Sunday morning.

He then attacked her before running off.

The woman suffered an injury which wasn't life threatening and was treated at the scene. She said another woman who lives in the house, and is aged in her late 70s, was left badly shaken.

Police said it is believed the thief, who was dressed in a black hoodie, left empty-handed.

They have asked anyone with more information on the attack to contact CID at Lurgan Police Station in the Co Armagh town on 0845 600 8000.

© UTV News
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5 Comments
RIC in Tyrone wrote (51 days ago):
Burglaries on elderly peoples homes,are becoming too common. This problem needs to be urgently addressed. There was a public meeting in Donegal last week on the same issue, the local community has had enough. One of their pensioners who was robbed, never got back home from hospital after the injuries, she sustained from the attack.
in ards wrote (51 days ago):
someone knows who this scumbag is? you should tell the police who he is before he does it again. it could be your granny , mother etc, what would you do if some slime ball did it to them?
trev in east belfast wrote (51 days ago):
Scumbags like this have no place in decent peoples society
Sick of these scumbags! in Bangor wrote (52 days ago):
SCUM SCUM SCUM - no other printable word to describe this evil person. Hope the 2 ladies are ok - thoughts are with them both.
Fed up in Lurgan wrote (52 days ago):
Lowlife scum are destroying north lurgan.
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