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Armed men smash their way into Belfast home

By Jenny Kirkham

Published 11/05/2015

Police were called to a home in West Belfast on Sunday night.
Police were called to a home in West Belfast on Sunday night.

Two men smashed their way into a house in West Belfast on Sunday night.

Police were called to the property in Forfar Street at around 10.35pm after the two men entered the premises armed with wheel braces.

The culprits smashed the front door and windows before threatening the occupant, a man in his 30's. The men also attempted to assault the victim before making off in a Black VW Golf.

The victim, another male and a woman in her 30’s also present were uninjured but left badly shaken.

Detectives from Reactive and Organised crime have arrested two men following the incident.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, threats to kill, criminal damage and driving offences.  A 44-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and criminal damage.

Detective Inspector Peter Mullan said:“ Both  men are currently in custody assisting with enquiries and I continue to appeal for anyone who has information relating to the incident to contact detectives at Musgrave police station."

Anybody with information on this incident can call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously  on 0800 555 111.

 

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