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Woman injured in ‘terrifying’ house burglary ordeal

A WOMAN is believed to have sustained injuries to her arm and leg in an aggravated burglary in Derrygonnelly. 
Police investigating the report are appealing for information in what they regard as a “terrifying ordeal for the victim”. 
A police spokesman explained, “Police received a report shortly before 11:40pm on Wednesday, 26 June that earlier that evening, at around 11:05pm, a male entered a property in the Lough Shore Road area. Once inside the property, the male entered a bedroom, threatened and assaulted a woman before leaving on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries to her arm and leg. Nothing was reported stolen.
“The suspect is described as being approximately 5’6’’ tall, aged between twenties to forties, of a slight build and spoke with what was described as a local accent. 
“This was an absolutely terrifying ordeal for the victim in her own home, somewhere she rightly deserves to feel safe. This has left the victim extremely traumatised and I am appealing to anyone who can help us locate the suspect to call detectives on 101.”
Councillor Bernice Swift said, “I am very shocked and alarmed at this very frightening incident which was undoubtedly traumatic for the victim who should not feel afraid and unsafe in her own home. Given what is known about this incident I caution everyone to be aware of their own safety and security and ask people to please watch out for each other.”
Information regarding the incident can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
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