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Elderly lady left traumatised after break-in at her Portadown home

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An elderly lady has been left traumatised after a break-in at her Portadown home over the weekend.

Detectives are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at the house in the Ballyoran Park area of the town.

It is believed the burglary took place at some stage between 8am on Saturday, September 28 and 8.30am on Sunday, September 29.

The homeowner returned home to find her house had been ransacked.

The woman has been left badly shaken.  Detectives are appealing to anyone with information, or who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area, to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 1390 of 30/09/19.

Alternatively, information can 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.

Sinn Fein councillor Paul Duffy said: “Another Robbery in Ballyoran Park. During the day the house was ransacked the tenant and an elderly lady has been left distressed.

“I’m am asking all residents to keep an eye out for each other and if you see anyone acting suspicious phone 999 straight away as that’s five in less than two months.”

Read more: Pensioners robbed of money set aside for family funeral say it’s ‘worst thing ever to happen’

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