Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary in the Willowfield Drive area of east Belfast yesterday (Monday 9th May).

Detective Sergeant McVeagh said: “Sometime between 11.00 and 11.30am, the homeowner aged in their 90s was at home alone when an unknown man who is described as wearing paint spattered trousers and a dark mask, knocked on the door then entered the property.

He looked around the house then left, returning a short time later.

It is not believed that anything was taken at this stage but the victim has been left shaken by their ordeal.

I would appeal to anyone who may have seen the man in the area or who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage that could help identify him, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 1143 of 09/05/22.

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.