Pensioner ‘very shaken’ after criminal damage caused to home

Substantial damage was caused.
Substantial damage was caused.

A woman in her 80s has been left shaken and upset after a traffic cone was thrown through her window last night.

It is understood the cone was thrown through her living room window on Coronation Road at approximately 9.50pm.

Appealing for information, a PSNI spokesperson said: “I along with NPT officers have been out carrying out foot patrols of the area, speaking to residents but have not identified a suspect.

“It does appear that a short distance away on the Victoria Road there are works being carried out on the footpath. Residents have confirmed that a group of young people were playing with the plastic barriers and cones at approximately 9.30pm.

“I believe the cone used was from this area, but nothing has been captured on any CCTV in the immediate area that I have been able to check.”

They added: “I am appealing for any information that may identify the suspect.

“The victim just wants to offer the suspect the opportunity to apologise and pay for the damage.

“It doesn’t surprise me as after only speaking to her for a short time it’s obvious she truly is a lady that cares about her community and those within it. I ask you to help us help her.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number is 1327 on the 17/02/2019.

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800555111.