Bedroom and cupboards ransacked in burglary


Police are appealing for information about a burglary in the Lisnagelvin area of Derry.

PSNI Constable McGuinness, the investigating officer, said residents returned to their home at Tamworth Court at about 9.30pm on Tuesday October 20, to find it had been entered in their absence.

“The front bedroom had been ransacked and a sum of money was taken. The remainder of the property had also been disturbed, with doors left open, and cupboards ransacked.

“On entering the kitchen, a bar stool was observed to be placed up against the door handle.

“The door was opened by the owners and damage was observed to the white PVC, which appeared to be forced. It is believed entry was gained via the rear door, and exit via the front.”

Anyone who was in the area between 6.30pm and 9.30pm and saw suspicious activity is asked to contact police at Strand Road on the 101 non-emergency number quoting reference 1126 20/10/15. Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In an unconnected incident, the front window of a house has been broken in the Altnagelvin area.

Appealing for information, Constable Tracy Flynn said the window of the property at Virginia Court was broken at about 3.30am on Monday, 19.

The home owner perceives it to be a hate crime against her.