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Elderly man threatened in spate of burglaries in Tyrone and Armagh

An elderly man has been threatened by a man brandishing a screwdriver in a series of burglaries in counties Tyrone and Armagh.

Detectives are investigating a possible link between six incidents in the villages of Castlecaufield, Moy, Benburb, Keady and Middletown between 4pm and 7pm on Monday, February 26.

Police received the first report of an incident in Castle Grove, Castlecaufiled, where a resident disturbed two males at her back door, apparently trying to gain access. The two men made off upon seeing the woman.

Whilst attending this report, house to house enquiries revealed that two other properties in the area had been burgled.

Detective Chief Inspector Will Tate said: "Around 40 minutes later a report was received that an elderly man had been threatened by a man brandishing a screwdriver after encountering two men attempting to enter his home in the Benburb Road area of Moy.

Reports were later received of burglaries at properties in Keady and Middletown.

Officers investigating these incidents are looking at a possible link with a report of a suspicious vehicle, a black Audi with two men onboard in the Monaghan Street area of Armagh.

"I would ask anyone with information about these crimes to get in touch with Mid Ulster CID by calling 101."

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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