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Elderly woman robbed at Belfast home by man who pretended he was carrying out repair work

Police are appealing after an elderly woman was robbed at her Belfast home by a man who pretended he was there to carry out repair work.

It happened at around 4.10pm on Friday June 23 where it was reported that a man had entered the elderly woman's home on Brae Hill Crescent under false pretences - claiming he was there to carry out some repair work.

He took a sum of cash from the female victim before leaving.

Detective Constable Ritchie said: “We are appealing for anyone with information about this crime or who may have witnessed the incident, to contact detectives at Musgrave Street Station on 101, quoting incident reference 976 23/06/17.

"If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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