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Carrickfergus man (50s) assaulted in his own home by armed robbers

A man was taken to hospital after being attacked by armed robbers who broke into his home in Carrickfergus.

Four children were in the house at the time of the incident on Saturday evening in the Oakfield Drive area of Carrickfergus.

It was reported that shortly after 8pm a number of men forced their way into a house in the area.

Two of the men were believed to have been carrying suspected firearms.

They demanded money from a male, aged in his 50’s, who was in the house at the time before assaulting him and making off with a sum of cash.

The victim was treated in hospital for cuts and bruises. A woman, and her four children who were in the house at the time were not injured.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who has information about this incident, or anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, to contact detectives at Ballymena Police Station on 101, quoting reference number 1073 of 14/01/17.

Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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