Thieves target elderly man in Strabane robbery

Sat, 28/10/2017 - 13:46 -- Editor

Detectives in Strabane are appealing for witnesses following a report of a burglary at a house in the Railway Street area of the town last night, Friday 27th October. 

Detective Constable Richard Donnell said: “Police received at a report just after 9:30pm that earlier that evening the occupant of the house, an elderly male, was confronted by three men who had forced their way through a back window.

“This was a disgusting and cowardly attack in which the intruders left with a quantity of cash. 

“Thankfully, the man was not physically injured during the incident, however, he has been left shaken by the ordeal. 

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the Railway Street area last night and saw anything suspicious to contact detectives at Strabane Criminal Investigation Branch on the non emergency number, quoting reference 1623 27/10/17, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”