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The aggravated burglary happened in the Maryvale Road area of Newry on Saturday

The aggravated burglary happened in the Maryvale Road area of Newry on Saturday

The aggravated burglary happened in the Maryvale Road area of Newry on Saturday

A woman has been left badly shaken after two teenagers - one armed with a knife - forced their way into a house in Newry and ransacked it.

The aggravated burglary happened in the Maryvale Road area of Newry on Saturday.

Detective Sergeant Trish Bardon said the two entered the house through the back door at around 8pm.

"They demanded money from the female occupant before ransacking the house. They then left the house, leaving the woman uninjured but badly shaken," she said.

"Both youths were described as being around 17 years old and spoke with local accents.

"One is described as being around 5ft 5ins tall, of medium build and wore a dark grey hooded top and black track bottoms. The second is over 6ft tall, of thin build and also wore a grey hooded top with black track bottoms."

She appealed for anyone with information to contact detectives at Ardmore station on 101, quoting reference number 1191 29/07/17.

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