Northern Ireland

Burglary at elderly woman's home in Garvagh

There has been a distraction burglary at the home of an elderly woman in Garvagh, County Londonderry.

On Friday afternoon, a man called at the home of the 81-year-old woman claiming to be from a telecommunications firm.

He said he would be passing underground cables through her property.

The woman later found her purse was missing along with a sum of money from her bedroom.