Burglars wearing balaclavas threaten 85-year-old man with screwdriver

Burglars wearing balaclavas threaten 85-year-old man with screwdriver

An 85-year-old man was threatened with a screwdriver during a burglary in Derry.

The victim was confronted at a house in the Maple Road area of Coshquin by a man and woman wearing balaclavas on Friday evening.

The intruders forced the victim into the bathroom where the woman held him as the man searched the rest of the house.

The pair made off with a sum of cash and the resident's mobile phone after pulling out the property's landline telephone cable.

PSNI detective constable Richard Donnell said: "The victim, who was unable to raise the alarm until the following morning, Saturday 13 May, was left very shaken but was physically uninjured."


More in this Section

Fatal assault of homeless man in Cork: ‘More will die on our streets’, charity worker saysFatal assault of homeless man in Cork: ‘More will die on our streets’, charity worker says

Man due in court in relation to a loaded gun found in Dublin parkMan due in court in relation to a loaded gun found in Dublin park

Homeless man, 53, murdered in Cork city was a 'talented chef' who served Elton JohnHomeless man, 53, murdered in Cork city was a 'talented chef' who served Elton John

Katherine Zappone aware of distress at Tusla refusalsKatherine Zappone aware of distress at Tusla refusals


Lifestyle

As UK legend John Surman gets ready to play at Cork’s jazz fest, he tells Philip Watson about his well-travelled career and why he’s so angry about Brexit.Jazz legend John Surman on a well travelled career and why he's angry about Brexit

Dr Naomi Lavelle answers a weekly science question.Fish live in water all their lives but does that mean that they never get thirsty or do they even drink at all? To answer these questions we need to look at where the fish live.Appliance of Science: Do fish ever get thirsty?

More From The Irish Examiner