Thieves flee after being caught by resident

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Two thieves were forced to flee after ransacking the bedroom of a house in the Waterside.

It’s one of two incidents that the PSNI in Derry say could be linked.

“Shortly before 11pm on Wednesday, 23rd, two men broke into a house at Limavady Road and ransacked a bedroom. They made off when challenged by a resident,” a PSNI spokesman said.

“They are thought to have made off on foot towards St Columb’s and the Peace Bridge.

“And a house at Glenmore Park, Altnagelvin, was also entered between 6.30pm and 11pm on Wednesday. The house was ransacked and money stolen.”

Police have not ruled out a link between the two incidents.

PSNI Detective Inspector Conor McStravick appealed for anyone who saw suspicious activity to contact Strand Road CID on the 101 non-emergency number, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.