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Burglars wearing balaclavas threaten 85-year-old man with screwdriver

An 85-year-old man was threatened with a screwdriver during a burglary in Londonderry.

The victim was confronted at a house in the Maple Road area of Coshquin by a man and woman wearing balaclavas on Friday evening.

The intruders forced the victim into the bathroom where the woman held him as the man searched the rest of the house.

The pair made off with a sum of cash and the resident's mobile phone after pulling out the property's landline telephone cable.

PSNI detective constable Richard Donnell said: "The victim, who was unable to raise the alarm until the following morning, Saturday 13 May, was left very shaken but was physically uninjured."

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