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Tandragee woman out assisting at youth group returns to find home ransacked

A Tandragee woman out assisting a youth group on Tuesday evening returned home to find callous thieves had ransacked her home.

The lady who was left extremely shocked and upset after a number of sentimental items were taken as “lowlifes” thrashed the house in the Knockview Drive area of the town.

Cusher DUP councillor Gareth Wilson said he was shocked on hearing the news and branded those responsible as nothing more than “opportunist thugs”.

“This is not a victimless crime, simply because someone is not at home when these lowlifes strike doesn’t in any way lessen the impact this has on the victim,” said councillor Wilson.

“Police are fully aware of this matter and are actively investigating this crime and hopefully those behind it can be apprehended.”

He added: “I have spoken to the home owner and they are obviously shaken by this ordeal and to come home and have precious sentimental belongings stolen and the fact the house has been ransacked is unsettling and upsetting.

“This is the reality of this type of crime and I condemn those behind this criminality especially when a resident is out doing a sterling work in the community.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity on Tuesday evening 1st October in or around the Knockview Drive area to contact the PSNI.

Police keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed two males in the area around 8.15pm; one in a black Adidas tracksuit and one in navy Adidas track bottoms and grey Adidas baseball cap.

If you have any information please call 101 quoting ref 2031 of 01/10/19.

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