Belfast Telegraph

Man tries to force his way into house

A man tried to force his way into a north Belfast home with an imitation handgun in an attempted aggravated burglary last week.

Detectives at Antrim Road are appealing for information following the incident in the Rigby Close area during the early hours of Thursday morning, February 25.

A man, with his face covered by a scarf, arrived at the door of a property in the area around 5am.

He attempted to push his way in but was prevented by the occupier. The man was armed with what is believed to have been an imitation handgun.

The culprit is described as between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall and was wearing dark coloured trousers and a green and white scarf over his face.

Meanwhile in Newtownabbey four men broke into a house and stole a sum of cash.

At about 12.45am on Friday, February 26, the men entered the house in the Ballyvessey Road area and attempted to tie the male occupant of the house to a chair before making off with a sum of cash.

The four men were armed with screwdrivers and are described as being aged in their early 20s and all around 6ft in height. The male occupant sustained an injury to his face and was left shaken.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 0845 600 8000. Alternatively information about crime can be passed anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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