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Fake postman locks Northern Ireland mother and son in hot press at gunpoint

By Claire Williamson

Published 01/12/2016

One of the men wore a Royal Mail coat.
One of the men wore a Royal Mail coat.

A woman and her son have been tied up and locked in a hot press for several hours by a gunman posing as a postman.

It happened at a house in the Tattysallagh Road area of Omagh on Wednesday.

At around 11am the woman and her son were approached by a man dressed as a postman and armed with a suspected firearm outside their house and forced inside at gunpoint.

Two other men then arrived at the house in a car and entered the house.

Demands were made for money and the woman and her son were tied up and locked in a hot press where they remained for several hours until they were discovered and released.

Neither was injured as a result of the incident but both were left badly shaken.

The men made off with a sum of money.

One man is described as aged in his 30s, tanned, with black stubble and dark eyes with dark bushy eyebrows. He was wearing a Royal Mail jacket, blue Snickers work trousers, a black hat and black gloves.

A second man is described as aged in his 40s, around 5’6” tall of stocky build. He was wearing a black ski jacket, black Snickers work trousers, a black balaclava, a black hat and gloves.

The third man is described as being aged in his 40s, around 5’6” tall, of stocky build and wore black trousers, jacket, balaclava, hat and gloves.

Police have appealed for information.

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