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Pensioner in 80s badly shaken after being confronted by burglars in south Armagh

Police issue description of intruders and appeal for help

A man in his 80s has been left badly shaken after two men forced their way into his house in Bessbrook.

The incident happened at around 7.50pm last night (Friday).

The burglars forced their way into the pensioner’s Millvale Park home.

The paid fled empty-handed.

The man was not injured physically but has been left badly shaken by the ordeal.

He has been able to give police a description of the intruders who have now appealed for public help to catch the culprits.

Detective Sergeant Bell said: “Both males are described as approximately 5’ 8” in height. One was wearing a light-coloured hooded top, tracksuit bottoms and white trainers and the other had on a black beanie-style hat, a short-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and white trainers.

“They made off in a dark hatchback-type vehicle, similarly sized to an Audi A3 or Volkswagen Golf.

““Our enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1203 of 16/11/18.

“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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