A man armed with a knife attempted to break in to an elderly lady’s home in Newry last night (Friday).
It is understood the incident happened in the Clanrye Avenue area of the city.
Independent COuncillor Gavin Malone has called for residents in the area to remain vigilant.
“I have been contacted and subsequently visited the home of an elderly lady who lives at Clanrye Avenue, Newry following a very terrifying experience.
“The lady heard unusual noises coming from outside her home and upon checking security camera footage she viewed a disguised man with a knife in his hand who attempted to gain entry to her home.
“The lady has since been comforted by her family and I offered my support also and not wishing to be alarmist but giving the serious nature of this sinister development I call on residents to be vigilant.
“I totally condemn the individual involved and trust he will be apprehended and face the full vigour of the law.”