Burglar runs off from house with pensioner’s handbag

A BURGLAR entered a house in Ballymena and made off with a pensioner’s handbag.

Detectives in the town are appealing for witnesses following a burglary of a house at Herbison Park.

Detective Sergeant Peter Crothers Said “It was reported that some time between 4.20pm and 4.40pm yesterday Monday 21st October entry was gained to the property and a handbag was stolen.

“A man described as being 5ft 9 in his 20’s, with dark wavy hair wearing a dark coloured jacket and dark shorts was seen leaving the property and running towards Cushendall Road.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw anything suspicious to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 1412 of 21/10/19

“Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

Local people said the victim was a pensioner.

Meanwhile, police in Ballymena are concerned in relation to a call received on Monday afternoon.

A male believed to be in his 20s called at a house on the Doury Road and asked the elderly female resident for a glass of water.

The lady in good will went to get the glass of water only to return and find the male in her bedroom.

The male ran off and thankfully nothing was stolen.

Police would ask the local community to remain vigilant, report suspicious activity and report cold callers.

A spokeperson added: “Please keep an eye on the most vulnerable in our community.”


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