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Teen robber menaces elderly lady with knife

A 68-year-old woman is recovering after she was threatened by a teenager with a knife during a burglary at her home in north Belfast.

Police are appealing for information after the incident happened at a property in the Easton Crescent area at around 9.40pm on Monday.

The PSNI said it was reported that the woman was in the house when a teenager — thought to be around 15-17 years old — rang the door and forced his way inside.

The youth is believed to have threatened the victim with a knife, before she eventually managed to escape.

The assailant did not take anything during the incident and it is not yet clear which direction he made off in.

A police spokeswoman said the youth is thought to be approximately 5ft 7in height, of slim build, with a pale complexion and dark hair.

He is described as having dark eyes and was wearing a black hooded waterproof top with the hood pulled up.

He also wore black trousers and black shoes.

Information can be reported to police at Tennent Street station on 0845 600 8000.

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