Elderly man has money snatched from wallet at Magherafelt


An elderly man had money snatched from his wallet by two men who called at his home on the outskirts of Magherafelt.

The incident took place around 4.30pm on Sunday when the men called at the house on the Gracefield Road and spoke to the resident, a man in his 80s.

“It seemed to the man they were offering goods for sale, but when they saw him with his wallet, they snatched money from it and ran off,” said Sergeant Sam Young.

“A white Transit-style van was seen in the area at the time, and we are keen to establish whether it was linked to the incident.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who was approached in their homes by strangers on Sunday.”

Information can be given on the police non-emergency number, 101, quoting reference number 824 28/02/15, or by calling the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.