A sum of cash was stolen from a house in Richmond Drive, Tandragee, in what a local councillor has described as an “opportunistic” burglary.
The house was also ransacked in the incident which took place some time between 10am on Wednesday, April 9 and 11am on Thursday, April 10.
Cusher DUP Councillor Gareth Wilson said, “This is a very unnerving ordeal for any family to have to come home to and it is very invasive to have your home entered and ransacked and it does put people on edge, especially from a home security perspective.
“As a member of the Armagh District Policing Community Safety Partnership, some useful general advice we receive from police for every home owner is, ensure all valuables are stored in non-obvious places and that windows and doors are well secured. Also, do not leave keys on hallway tables that are easily visible from the front door.”
He added, “We have also been made aware of incidents where potential thefts have been prevented due to security lights coming on and spooking the burglars. These types of lights with sensors are well worth the investment.”
Anyone with information should contact police in Armagh on the new non-emergency number 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.