‘Parasites’ burgle woman’s house and leave brother with cut to head

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

THOSE who subjected a brother and sister, aged in their 70s, to a burglary at a house in Rostrevor have been described as "parasites" by a councillor.

Independent councillor, Jarlath Tinnelly, pictured, was speaking following the incident which took place at around 7.15pm on Friday.

The man entered his sister's house on the Cloughmore Road and disturbed two intruders.

The pensioner sustained a cut to the head during a struggle with the men who made off with cash. His sister was not injured.

Cllr Tinnelly, who further described those who carried out the attack as "scumbags", said he would be seeking to meet with the PSNI about the incident.

"As the policing sources in our district continue to diminish, I am once again calling on all residents throughout our area to be alert to what is happening in their own neighbourhood.

"If you see anything or any person that looks out of place, discreetly take the details and report it. Ring 101 and ask to be put through to Ardmore.

"These parasites needs to be caught and without going into detail... they nearly were. We cannot become a society where people are living in fear in their own homes, we have to look out for each other.

"I intend to meet with senior police officers at the earliest opportunity to express the concerns of people in the area and discuss what measures they intend to take to get on top of this scourge."


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