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Spate of burglaries targeting victims in their 60s in Carnmoney and Whiteabbey

Detectives are appealing following a spate of burglaries targeting victims aged in their 60s in Carnmoney and Whiteabbey.

Police said in all the cases the victims were aged 60 and over and entry was forced to each property.

Detective Sergeant Adams said: "All of the houses were then ransacked and items including cash and jewellery were stolen."

The first happened at a property in the Glebe Park area of Carnmoney on Monday January 8 at some point between 2pm and 6pm.

A house on Glebe Road was then targeted on Tuesday January 9 between 3.15pm and 6.15pm.

Another burglary was then carried out at some point between 3.45pm on Monday January 8 and 9.30am on Tuesday January 9 at a house in the Woodland Crescent area of Whiteabbey.

A property was also entered at some point between 3pm and 9pm on Tuesday January 9 in the Whitehouse Park area of Whiteabbey.

Detective Sergeant Adams added: "We recognise the traumatic nature of these crimes for older people and their families. As a consequence we ask that anyone with information contact Detectives at Antrim on 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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