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Large sum of money stolen from pensioner’s Newry home after upstairs window forced

'We recognise the impact this sort of despicable crime will have on this woman and the fear for other older residents in our community'

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Jewellery and a large sum of money belonging to an elderly woman have been stolen from a house in Newry.

The burglary took place in the Lower Catherine Street area yesterday (Monday) between 9.30am and 11.30am.

The woman, who is aged in her 80s and lives alone, was not in the house at the time.

An upstairs window was forced to gain entry.

Detective Constable Glenn said police recognised the impact “this sort of despicable crime will have on this woman and the fear for other older residents in our community”.

He said there are a number of useful initiatives,  including ‘No Cold Calling’, the ‘Nominated Neighbour’ scheme, QuickCheck, Neighbourhood Watch and ScamwiseNI Partnership,  details of which can be found on its website at psni.co.uk.

He also appealed to anyone who may have noticed anything or anyone suspicious in the area to contact the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1513 of 15/11/21, or to submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.

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