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Pensioner left shaken after home is burgled

By Staff Reporter

A pensioner was threatened with a screwdriver in his Co Londonderry home late last Friday night.

The 85-year-old man was confronted by a masked man and woman while standing in the doorway to his bathroom at between 10pm and 10.30pm in the Maple Road area of Coshquin.

He was threatened with a screwdriver by the pair who then demanded money. The intruders then forced the victim into the bathroom where the masked woman held him while the man searched the rest of the house.

They fled with a sum of cash and their victim's mobile phone after pulling out his other telephone's landline.

The victim, who was unable to raise the alarm until the following morning, was left very shaken but was uninjured.

The PSNI has appealed for anyone with information to contact police at Strand Road.

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