Detectives are appealing for information following the report of an aggravated burglary in the Shanvally Way area of Drumaness on Monday 2nd January.
It was reported that three masked men, armed with a suspected handgun, entered a house in the area sometime between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, and threatened the occupants. A small safe, a purse and a sum of cash was taken by the men who then, it is believed, left the scene on foot through an alleyway leading onto the Newcastle Road. None of the occupants of the house were physically harmed during the incident but were left badly shaken. Some of the items taken from the house were later recovered from a bin at Ross Mill Avenue in west Belfast.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information or who witnessed the incident, or who captured dash-cam footage on the Newcastle Road around the time of the incident, to contact them at Ardmore station on 101, quoting reference number 1549 03/01/23. They would also ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in Ross Mill Avenue area recently to get in touch.
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.