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Home of elderly woman ransacked in latest burglary

RESIDENTS in north Fermanagh have been urged to keep an eye out for one and other following burglaries in the area.
In one incident a lady in her 70s was targeted in what has been described as an “opportunistic crime”.
Police are now investing links between two recent burglaries on the Drumwhinny Road, Kesh
Local Councillor John McClaughry said, “These two house are almost beside each other and both were empty at the time and ransacked in a similar way.
“It seems quite strange that someone would know that these people were not home.
“I would know the lady in the 70s quite well. She has lived in Kesh all her life. The other house targeted was that of a couple who have retired to the area.
“This appears to have been opportunistic crime and I would urge neighbours and friends to keep an eye out for each other and their properties. I would also encourage anyone with information to pass it on to the police as quickly as possible.”
A Police spokesman added that detectives believe the crimes are linked.
“On 20 May a resident returned to their Drumwhinny Road property to find it had been broken into with entry gained via a rear window.
“The property was searched and a quantity of cash and jewellery taken.
“Another home on the Drumwhinny Road was found to have been entered via a forced rear window sometime between 8.30am and 3pm on 22 May while the occupant, a woman in her 70s, was out. The property appeared to have been ransacked however it is not clear if anything was taken.
“Detectives are appealing for information regarding these crimes and would be particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen, or captured dash cam footage, of anything or anyone in the vicinity on the days the burglaries occurred.”

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