15 Aug 2022

UPDATE: Police in Derry confirm wedding ring and engagement ring stolen from elderly couple's home during spate of burglaries targeting pensioners last night

The PSNI have appleaed for information after break-ins at the homes of elderly people in Derry last night. At around 9.30pm last night a male was disturbed in a property in Messines Park. An elderly lone female was in bed when a male entered her room. The victim was obviously shaken and upset, thankfully she was uninjured and nothing taken. Between 5.30pm yesterday and 1am this morning a burglary took place in Farmhill. Cash and a wedding ring and engagement ring stolen, but the elderly occupants were not present. "We are treating these incidents as linked and detectives would appeal for for any witnesses to come forward by ringing 101, alternatively info can be provided to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives you the power to speak up and stop crime," a police spokesperson said. Police would appeal to anyone with Elderly or vulnerable neighbours to check on them and ensure all windows and doors are locked and we can all try to keep everyone safe.

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