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Elderly woman's wedding ring stolen from her finger by masked robbers

The PSNI has appealed for information after an elderly woman’s home was robbed by four males, believed to be in their late teens.

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DETECTIVES IN NORTHERN Ireland are investigating an aggravated burglary in which a woman in her 80s had her wedding ring taken from her finger.

Four masked males, believed to be in their late teens, entered the woman’s home on Queen’s Avenue in Magherafelt, Derry, at about 7:30pm last night.

Two remained with her in an upstairs bedroom while two others raided the house before leaving with several pieces of jewellery, including the woman’s wedding ring.

Detective Sergeant David Halliwell said: “Any crime in which older people are the victims is despicable but taking a treasured wedding band from the hand of an elderly lady is a particularly loathsome act.

We believe the males involved in this incident were aged in their late teens and were wearing knitted hats with scarves around their faces. We understand they made off on foot.
We are appealing to the community in Magherafelt to help us identify the people involved, arrest them and bring them before the courts.

The PSNI has asked anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency number 101 or anonymously through independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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