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Daughter slams ‘low-life’ who stole thousands from 81-year-old dad’s car in Lurgan

The incident happened in the Union Street area of the town

Union Street, Lurgan police

A pensioner has had thousands of pounds stolen from his car in Lurgan.

The incident happened on Thursday morning in the town centre.

The 81-year-old had been parked in the Union Street area when the thief struck.

The man’s daughter, commenting on social media, has branded the culprit a “low-life” as police appealed for information.

Responding to comments on Armagh I‘s report, she explained that her father had visited the bank to get money to pay for work being done about his house.”

She added: “The only people who knew he was going to the bank was himself and my mother.

“My dad has Parkinson’s so slow moving so easy for someone to watch him to see where he put it.

“He only at the last moment thought of stopping into the bakery for a wee scone and was in and out in just about five minutes.

“They watched and followed him, but thankful he did stop otherwise they would’ve followed him home and it could’ve been worse.”

A PSNI spokesperson told Armagh I : “It was reported that entry was gained to the silver Toyota Auris car at around 11.45am on Thursday morning and a sum of money taken from the glovebox.

“Enquiries are ongoing and officers would ask anyone with any information which could assist with the investigation, to call them in Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 688 05/10/23. A report can be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via or you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”

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