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Burglars ransack house as 94-year-old owner slept

Andrew Madden

By Andrew Madden

Police have hit out at a "deplorable" burglary at the home of a vulnerable 94-year-old woman in Warrenpoint.

The burglary happened in the Avoca Lawns area of the town some time between 5pm and 8pm on Wednesday.

While the pensioner was sleeping in her bed, intruders entered her home and ransacked the property.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "By some small fortune, this lady was not disturbed by the presence of burglars in her home, however, the intruders stole a significant sum of cash before leaving her home in a mess.

"The alarm was only later raised when carers for this lady came to the home and noticed it had been burgled."

Police believe the incident is connected to a separate burglary attempt that happened in the Cloughmore Park area of Rostrevor between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday.

The police spokesperson added: "We are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area of Avoca Lawns or Cloughmore Park around this time and who may have noticed any unusual or suspicious activity to get in touch."

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