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Thieves distract woman in her 80s with fake boomerang story, then rob her

Two men entered the house and robbed a sum of money after a third man had distracted the woman.

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DETECTIVES IN CASTLEREAGH are appealing for information after a woman in her 80s was distracted, then robbed at her home.

At around 2.40pm yesterday, it was reported that a man approached a house in the Gransha Road area asking if the woman who owns the property saw a boomerang in her back garden.

The man went with the woman to check the garden and it is alleged that two other unknown men entered the front of the property and left with a sum of money.

The woman was not injured during the incident.

At this stage, police are investigating a link between this and a similar incident which took place in the Gilnahirk Park area of Tullycarnet on Friday, 15 November.

Police would ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or anyone who has any information to contact them at Castlereagh CID on 0845 600 8000.

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