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Woman 'left shaken' after two youths armed with a knife demand money and ransack Newry home

A woman has been left shaken after two male youths armed with a knife, forced their way in, demanded money and ransacked her Newry home.

It happened at a house in the Maryvale Road area on Saturday night.

Police said it was reported that two male youths, one armed with a knife, entered the house at around 8pm through the back door.

They demanded money from the female resident before ransacking the house.

They then left the house leaving the woman uninjured but badly shaken.

The pair are described as being around 17-years-old and spoke with a Newry accent.

One was described as being around 5ft 5inches tall, of medium, build and wore a dark grey hooded top and black track bottoms.

The second was over 6ft tall, of thin build and also wore a grey hooded top with black track bottoms.

Detective Sergeant Trish Bardon said: “I would ask anyone who noticed persons matching these descriptions or observed a white coloured van in the area or anyone with any information which could assist with our enquiries to contact detectives at Ardmore station on 101 quoting reference number 1191 29/07/17. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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