A disabled woman has been left ‘deeply traumatised’ after a man ransacked her bedroom and stole cash during a burglary last night.
Detectives investigating the report of a burglary in the Dungannon area on Saturday night (November 3) have arrested a 27-year-old man in relation to the incident.
Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said, “We received a report around 8.50pm last night that entry was gained to a house in the town.
“The sole occupant of the house, a woman with severe physical disabilities, reported that a man had entered her bedroom. The suspect, described as 5′ tall, aged in his 30s, with a full bushy beard and wearing a lightweight jacket and denim jeans, ransacked bedroom furniture, taking a sum of money and her mobile phone. He also searched other rooms in the house before fleeing through a window.
“We believe this occurred sometime between 8:20pm and the time it was reported to us.
“A man, matching the description of the suspect, was arrested a short time later in the Market Square area of the town on suspicion of burglary and property was seized by police. He remains in custody assisting us with our enquiries.