THUGS HUNTED AFTER WOMAN IN HER 80s HELD DOWN AND ROBBED OF CASH IN HER NORTH BELFAST HOME

DETECTIVES are investigating a burglary at the home of an elderly woman in north Belfast last night.

The woman, who is in her 80s, was left badly shaken but injured during the break in at her home at Mountainhill Walk.

Detective Sergeant McPhillips said: “ Just before midday today, two men called to the door of an elderly woman and pushed past her to gain entry to the house.

“One of the men then held the woman down whilst the other searched a bedroom and took her purse containing a small sum of money.

“The men then left the area along the Ligoniel Road in the direction of Nutts Corner in a black coloured Vauxhall Vectra.

“The woman was not physically injured but was left badly shaken following the incident.

“One of the men was reported to have been aged in his 40’s whilst the second was in his 20’s.

“Both were reported to have spoken with southern accents.

“I would appeal to anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives in Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 393 23/03/17.

“Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

 

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