Detectives are investigating a burglary at a house in the Moneylane Road area of Dundrum during the early hours of yesterday morning, Thursday 29 November.
Detective Sergeant Bell said: “It was reported that just before 4am the elderly male occupant of the house disturbed a male inside his home. The male left on being challenged with a blue coloured ladies handbag containing personal items and a set of car keys. A grey coloured Skoda Octavia car was stolen but later recovered on McKays Road in Castlewellan.
“We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or may have noticed anyone walking in the area of McKays Road, Castlewellan to contact detectives at Ardmore Police Station on 101 quoting reference 114 29/11/18. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”