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Police release further details of Derrymacash burglary on elderly couple

An elderly couple were the targets of thieves in the Derrymacash area of Co Armagh last night, police have revealed.

Earlier we reported how the couple’s home was burgled between 8-9pm, as the homeowner went to pick up his wife from work at Craigavon Area Hospital.

Police have tonight (Sunday) released further information about the incident in The Brambles area.

“Last night, cowardly predators struck again, targeting yet another elderly couple in our district,” said a PSNI spokesperson.

“This time it was The Brambles in Derrytrasna. Between 8.10pm and 9pm, a house was broken into after the back door was forced.

“We already know that two or threemales were seen in the area at the time, around 8.45pm. One was wearing a red or orange top.

“They were seen at the junction of The Brambles and the Derrymacash Road.

“Do you live in the area? Did you see anything? Do you have home CCTV which would cover the area? Were you driving by and do you have a dash cam? If so, please check it and get in contact if there is anything on it.

“These cretins will almost certainly have got into a vehicle of some sort.

“They wouldn’t necessarily be obviously carrying things- after the house was ransacked what was taken was a significant quantity of cash and jewellery, which could have fit in pockets. You may have seen them and thought nothing of it.

“If you or your camera saw anything, no matter how small or insignificant it may be, Detective V in Lurgan CID wants to hear from you. Call 101. The incident number is 1417 of 27/1/18.

“Please tag anyone who lives in the area and share this. Someone somewhere will have seen something, they may not realise it yet.”

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