Pensioner attacked with hammer by masked gang during Co Down burglary
A pensioner has been attacked with a hammer during a burglary at a house in Co Down.
The attack happened after a gang of three masked men - armed with hammers - broke into a house in the Crossgar Road area of Ballynahinch at around 11.30pm on Thursday.
A man, aged in his 70s, and a woman in her 60s were in the house at the time.
The male victim suffered injuries, after being struck with a hammer.
He was treated in hospital for injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
It's understood the thieves stole jewellery at around 1.30am before fleeing.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency number, 101.