AN OMAGH woman has angrily hit out at the thieves who ransacked her home while she was visiting family over the New Year holiday.
Well-known author, Pheme Glass, was on holiday in Co Wexford when burglars forced their way into her house in Gortmore Gardens last weekend.
Several items of sentimental value were taken, including a bracelet and pocket watch.
“How dare those responsible for this burglary come into my home. What they did makes me so angry and I’ve a simple message for them,” she told the Tyrone Herald.
“Would they like it if it was the home of their mother, grandmother or aunt that had just been targeted in the way my house has been?
“I’d hate to see anyone else put through what I’ve had to face. But I’m refusing to allow myself to become a victim. This is my house and nobody is going to make me feel afraid here.
“The two items taken were of reasonable monetary value but of immense sentimental value. The gold watch belonged to my late husband and his father before that and there was also a gold bracelet of mine. I’m not expecting to get either item back.”
Pheme added that after gaining entry by smashing through a gate and then the back door, the burglars proceeded to go through the entire house, opening drawers and leaving little untouched.
The robbery is the latest in a series of similar incidents across Tyrone during recent weeks.
Police have issued an appeal for information about the burglary of Pheme’s home which happened sometime between Saturday, December 30 and Tuesday, January 2.