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Newry pensioner returned home to find house ransacked and cash stolen

A Newry pensioner has been left reeling after their home was broken into and ransacked on Wednesday night.

Detectives in Ardmore are appealing for information following the burglary in the Sandy Road area, on the outskirts of the city.

At approximately 10.45pm, police received a report that the homeowner, who is aged in their 70s, returned home to find the back door had been prised open, the house had been ransacked and a sum of cash had been taken.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anyone suspicious in the area or who may have dash-cam footage that could help with enquiries, get in touch on 101 quoting reference 1833 of 09/03/22.

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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