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Garden hose put through letter box and turned on before homeowner threatened with knife

Kilvergan Heights Lurgan

Police are appealing for information following a reported burglary in Lurgan on Saturday, May 4.

It was reported that at around 6.45am a garden hose was put through the letterbox of a property in the Kilvergan Heights area of the town, and the water turned on.

The resident of the property came downstairs and opened the door where she was threatened by a man with a knife, who grabbed at her before making off on foot in the direction of Kilvergan Road.

Inspector Browne said: “Understandably, the woman was left extremely distressed by this incident.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 329 of 04/05/24.

“The suspect is described as dressed in all-black clothing with a mask. We would also ask locals to check their CCTV and doorbell footage for any sightings of this man.”

You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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