POLICE WARNING AFTER HOMES OF ELDERLY IN CARNMONEY AND WHITEABBEY BURGLED

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a spate of recent burglaries in the Carnmoney and Whiteabbey areas over the past few days.

The heartless thieves have been targeting the homes of pensioners.

Detective Sergeant Adams said “In all of these cases the victims were over 60 and entry was forced to each property.

“All of the houses were then ransacked and items including cash and jewellery were stolen.

“The first of these was at a property in the Glebe Park area of Carnmoney on Monday, 08 January at some point between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

“A house on Glebe Road was then targeted on Tuesday, 09 January between 3:15 pm and 6:15 pm.

“Another burglary was then carried out at some point between 3:45 pm on Monday, 08 January and 9:30 am on Tuesday, 09 January at a house in the Woodland Crescent area of Whiteabbey.

“A property was also entered at some point between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Tuesday, 09  January  in the Whitehouse Park area of Whiteabbey.

“We recognise the traumatic nature of these crimes for older people and their families.

“As a consequence we ask that anyone with information contact Detectives at Antrim on 101.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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