Would-be thieves try to rob priest's home as cleric gave Mass
Thieves attempted to rob a priest's house while he gave Mass in his nearby church.
The incident happened at the house at St Theresa's Church at Melmount Street in Sion Mills, Co Tyrone on Saturday.
Father Peter McLaughlin was saying Vigil Mass in the church as attempts were made to enter the house at around 6.30pm.
Police, in a Facebook post, urged people to remain vigilant and report suspicious persons or vehicles to them, remembering to record number plates and descriptions if possible.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 1198 18/2/17.
Belfast Telegraph Digital