Thieves ransack woman’ home while she was out on volunteer community work

A Co Armagh home owner, who was out helping her local community youth group, has been left shaken after callous burglars ransacked her house.

Police are keen to speak to two men who are suspected of the robbery at this woman’s home in the Knockview Drive area of Tandragee on Tuesday night (October 1).

Knockview Drive Tandragee, Photo courtesy of Google

Knockview Drive Tandragee, Photo courtesy of Google

A PSNI spokesperson said it believes the incident happened between 7.15pm and 9.30pm. Police keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed two males in the area around 8.15pm one in a black Adidas tracksuit and one in navy Adidas track bottoms and grey Adidas baseball cap. Any info please call 101 quoting ref 2031 of 01/10/19.”

Cusher DUP Councillor Gareth Wilson slammed those responsible adding that he was shocked that whilst a lady was out helping her community by assisting in a youth group, her home was being ransacked by what he called “opportunist thugs. This is not a victimless crime, simply because someone is not at home when these lowlifes strike doesn’t in any way lessen the impact this has on the victim.”

“I have spoken to the home owner and they are obviously shaken by this ordeal and to come home and have precious sentimental belongings stolen and the fact the house has been ransacked is unsettling and upsetting. This is the reality of this type of crime and I condemn those behind this criminality especially when a resident is out doing a sterling work in the community.”

Independent Cllr Paul Berry said:”I would wish to condemn the recent break-in off a house in Knockview Drive, Tandragee earlier this week.

“As a local councillor I was shocked and saddened when I was informed of this dreadful incident by the PSNI. This area is a very quiet and good neighbourhood and understandably everyone is shocked and frightened by this break in of a local resident whom I know personally and she is very much respected by all her neighbours and indeed well known and loved in the town as well.

“I would call on anyone with any information at all to report to the PSNI as soon as possible and hopefully the culprits can be brought before the courts.

“These thugs don’t care what time of day they hit or who’s property they hit so it is imperative on us all if we notice anyone or vehicles suspicious to report to the Police and work in partnership to track these thugs down.”