Purse stolen from elderly woman during early morning burglary

Elderly woman
Elderly woman

The home of an elderly woman has been burgled in Londonderry.

Detectives investigating the burglary at the home of a woman in her 80s in the Glencaw Park are of the city say her property was entered around 3.50am today.

A PSNI spokesman said the intruder entered the householder’s bedroom - but fled upon seeing her.

A purse containing cash was taken from a downstairs room.

The empty purse was later found in the nearby Cashel Hill Park.

Detective Constable Emma Marshall is appealing for witnesses: “I would like to hear from anyone with information about this crime or who may have witnessed any unusual activity, either in Glencaw Park, Cashel Hill Park or any of the surrounding areas of Gallaigh.

We are also investigating a report that a man had been banging at the front door of a nearby property just prior to the time of the burglary. Anyone with information is asked to contact Strand Road Reactive and Organised Crime on 101.”