SAFETY concerns have been raised after a “despicable” burglary in which an elderly lady was targeted by thieves in her home during daylight hours.
Entry was gained to the property on Main Street Lack around 4.40pm on Tuesday last week and a sum of cash was reportedly taken.
The elderly lady was said to have been left quite shaken by the incident.
Commenting local MLA Rosemary Barton said it was sad to see a woman in his 90s robbed in the quiet village of Lack.
“People who live on their own are concerned in relation to burglaries. The lady concerned is quite shook up over the whole affair and quite distressed that her personal possessions were targeted in daylight in her own home.
“I know the lady very well and I’m saddened when an elderly lady has to experience such an ordeal of being robbed.”
Mrs Barton added that in general it was quite a “good quiet area”.
“I would ask neighbours to look out for each other and anyone who notices any suspicious activity around the village should contact the PSNI.”
Police are appealing for information in relation to the burglary incident.
The PSNI said: “We received a report that sometime between 4.40 pm and 5.00 pm entry was gained to the property and a small amount of cash was taken.
“An older person was inside the property at the time of the incident but was not injured.
“It is despicable that an older and vulnerable person should have been targeted in this way and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101.
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