Belfast Telegraph

Burglary victim held at knifepoint

A teenager was held at knifepoint during an armed robbery in Belfast.

The 18-year-old man was thrown from his bed, assaulted and threatened at knifepoint during a burglary at his home on the Crumlin Road in the north of the city.

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Detective Inspector Patricia Higgins said: "Shortly after midnight an 18-year-old man awoke to find an unknown male armed with a knife in his bedroom.

"The intruder threatened the resident, throwing him from the bed and assaulting him before ransacking a number of rooms."

The robber fled with a laptop and a mobile phone.

The victim and two other people, a man and a woman, who were also in the property at the time were left shaken but otherwise uninjured.

The suspect has been described as about 5ft 7ins, of heavy build with short shaved hair. He was wearing a light grey T-shirt, tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact detectives at Musgrave Street PSNI station.

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