Burglar fled after being confronted by 76-year-old

A BURGLAR ran off empty-handed after being disturbed by an elderly woman while rifling through her purse.

The crook sneaked into the 76-year-old woman’s home in Blyth’s Rosebery Avenue in broad daylight looking for easy pickings but was caught red-handed and fled.

He struck last Thursday between 12.40pm and 1pm, running off down Renwick Road towards its junction with Claremont Terrace after being confronted.

Police are investigating and carrying out house-to-house inquiries in a bid to identify the culprit.

The woman is said by police to have been left upset by the incident but was otherwise unharmed.

Police are appealing to any witnesses to the burglary to contact them on 101 ext 69191.