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A man has been remanded in custody accused of breaking into the home of an elderly disabled woman, who has been left severely traumatised by the ordeal

A man has been remanded in custody accused of breaking into the home of an elderly disabled woman, who has been left severely traumatised by the ordeal

A man has been remanded in custody accused of breaking into the home of an elderly disabled woman, who has been left severely traumatised by the ordeal

A man has been remanded in custody accused of breaking into the home of an elderly disabled woman, who has been left severely traumatised by the ordeal.

Penyo Koychev of Boyds Row, Armagh is accused of entering the house as a trespasser and stealing money as well as the victim's mobile phone, purse and bank cards.

The incident occurred in a residential area in Dungannon on Saturday.

A police officer told Enniskillen Magistrates Court yesterday that the charge could be connected.

Koychev was arrested in the vicinity of Market Square, Dungannon, a short time after the victim managed to raise the alarm.

The court heard he "made certain admissions" whilst he was in custody.

There was no application for bail, and District Judge Michael Ranahan ordered Koychev to be held in custody.

Koychev is due to appear again by video-link at Dungannon Magistrates Court later this month.

Belfast Telegraph