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Elderly woman robbed of cash during distraction burglary at her home

A man in his 50s tricked the resident into letting him inside

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An elderly woman has been robbed during a distraction burglary in Newry.

The incident happened between 5pm and 6pm on Monday and police are appealing for information.

A man in his 50s called at her home in the Dora Avenue area of the city.

Having tricked his way inside, he fled with a sum of cash.

A PSNI spokesperson urged people to be careful whilst at the same time appealing for help to catch the culprit.

“If you have any information that might assist our enquiries please contact us on 101 and quote reference number 1351 of 29/01/20,” said the spokesperson. “Alternatively information can be provided confidentially on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

“Remember to ask for identification if you do not know a caller to your door and if there is any doubt don’t let them in.”

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