Community fears mount after knifepoint robbery in Ballymaguigan - McGlone

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Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has said he is seeking a meeting with police over rising community fears sparked by recent robberies in the Loughshore area.

Speaking after a woman was robbed in her Ballymaguigan home on Tuesday morning, Mr McGlone revealed the victim was forced into a chair at knifepoint as they stole cash and jewellery.

“These criminals have demonstrated a complete lack of morality in their deception,” he said.

“I know the victim and her family well and the distress they must have caused by threatening her with a knife is despicable.”

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“This attack, coming days after another home invasion in Coagh, has left this community with a growing sense of anxiety.

“It is unfortunate that this woman’s good deed was rewarded in this way. I must impress upon everyone, particularly older people and people living alone, the importance of taking care when answering your door even during daylight hours.

This attack, coming days after another home invasion in Coagh, has left this community with a growing sense of anxiety

“I have requested meeting with the police on this issue and I encourage anyone else who may have encountered these individuals to contact the nonemergency number on 101.”