Belfast Telegraph

Family tied up during burglary

A gang of armed men in masks left a family in shock after tying them up in an aggravated burglary.

Four men armed with a hammer and knives forced their way into the property in the Drumbane Road area of Moira, Co Down, at around 8pm on Saturday.

The gang, who had two other men guarding the house, tied up the family of three adults and three children with cable ties.

As two separate members of the family returned home during the ordeal, they were forced into the same room and restrained.

One of the family members, a man, was hit with a hammer and suffered bruising to his back.

None of the other family members were injured but were left badly shaken.

The group made off with a sum of cash, as well as a blue Volkswagen Golf that belonged to one of the occupants.

Police said all six men were thought to be dressed in dark coloured jackets, tracksuits and trainers.

They all wore woollen gloves with balaclavas covering their faces.

Four are described as being approximately 5ft 8 to 5ft 11 tall and of slim build.

One was much shorter and the last was over 6ft tall, of heavy build with grey hair.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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