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Callous thieves make off from Portadown home with money set aside for headstone

Despicable thieves ransacked a home in Portadown before making off with a sum of cash which had been set aside to pay for a headstone on a family grave.

The tenant, who had set aside the money for their mother’s grave, was left sickened by the break-in in Ballyoran Park in broad daylight.

Sinn Fein councillor for the area, Paul Duffy hit out at those involved in what was the second similar burglary in the area in quick succession.

“Another burglary took place in Ballyoran Park around 11am Thursday morning,” he explained.

“The thieves ransacked the house and took a sum of cash which was meant for a head stone for the grave of the tenant’s late mother.

“This despicable act mirrors a burglary last month with the back door and window being forced open and an area being bleached to cover potential evidence.

“I would ask people to be vigilant day and night and report any suspicious activity in the area to the PSNI straight away.”

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