‘Armoy thugs need sent to prison for a long time’ says local MLA

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A North Antrim MLA has condemned individuals he described as ‘thugs’ for a burglary yesterday evening in Armoy.

DUPs Mervyn Storey was speaking following news this morning that a pensioner in her 80’s woke to find masked men in her property around 10 pm on Thursday in the Main Street area of the village.

“This is an outrageous act. Six masked men to burgle an 80-year-old woman. These thugs need sent to prison for a very long time. This is a most depraved crime,” Mr Storey said.

“I appeal for anyone who can help identify these cowardly thieves to get in contact with the police. We need to remove these men from our streets.

“My thoughts are very much with the victim who will understandably be traumatised by such an invasion into her home. Winter is difficult for everyone but especially the elderly. To rob her of her savings is a despicable act.”

Detective Sergeant Moyne said: “At around 10pm, we received a report that a female home owner, aged in her 80s, had woken up to find that approximately 6 masked men had broken into the property.

“They made off with a substantial sum of money in a red coloured car towards the Carrowreagh Road area, leaving the victim extremely distressed by the incident.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anyone suspicious in the area at the time of the burglary to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 2108 28/10/21.”

A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

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