Woman, 93, 'shaken' after burglary

Published Wednesday, 22 January 2014
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A 93-year-old woman was left badly shaken after a man conned his way into her south Belfast home and raided the property.

Woman, 93, 'shaken' after burglary
Police are appealing for information. (© UTV)

The incident happened just before 4pm on Wednesday, when police said a man called to the woman's Upper Malone Road home claiming there was a fault with her neighbour's water.

He said he needed to check her property before searching the rooms in the house.

After he had left it was discovered that a sum of money had been stolen during the raid.

Police said the woman was not injured but left very badly shaken.

Detectives investigating the distraction burglary are appealing for anyone who may have information, or witnessed anything to contact police on 0845 600 8000.

Alternatively information about crime can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

© UTV News
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3 Comments
bangor in bangor wrote (275 days ago):
poor woman - I hope she finds the strength to overcome this. When is this ever going to stop!!!!
tina in co.down wrote (275 days ago):
how low can people go. do they have no conscience at all. How would they feel if someone robbed their 93 year old mother. scums too good for them.
John in Newtownabbey wrote (275 days ago):
There are no words for scumbags except to say that they too will be old someday!
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