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Police appeal after burglaries

Police are appealing for witnesses after two separate burglaries in the north last week.

BURGLARS have targeted homes in counties Armagh and Down.

A woman was attacked in her home in Craigavon at about 8.30pm on Thursday.

Men broke into the house on Bleary Road. The woman locked herself in a bedroom but the intruders forced their way in and pushed her against a wall as she struggled with them. One of the men hit her repeatedly in the face.

The gang stole a phone and cash. As they fled they smashed the windows of a car that had arrived at the property.

A string of burglaries and attempted burglaries were committed in Bangor on Saturday.

A house at Bryansford Meadow was broken into some time between 5pm and 7.45pm. Jewellery was stolen.

At about 7.15pm an intruder forced entry into a house on Springhill Avenue but fled empty-handed when interrupted by the occupant.

A second property on Springhill Avenue was targeted in an attempted burglary between 3pm and 10.30pm. A door was damaged but nothing was reported stolen.

Between 6.30pm and 10.20pm burglars broke into a property in Rosemary Park. They stole cash in sterling and euro as well as Xbox and PS4 games consoles.

Police believe the Bangor incidents are linked.

Last Wednesday a house on Shore Road in Portaferry was burgled at about 3.30am. Three purses and money were stolen.

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