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Knife-wielding burglar climbs into house and ties up occupant

Police in Newtownards are appealing for the public's help after a man was threatened by a knife-wielding burglar in his own home.

The incident happened on Monday at around 10am in the Windsor Avenue area of the town.

A man entered a house through a rear window, threatened a male occupant with a knife and demanded money.

After a sum was handed over, the occupant was then tied up an left in a bedroom by an intruder.

The assailant is described as being over six feet tall, aged in his 30s, and wearing a gray tracksuit.

Speaking about the incident, the PSNI's Detective Sergeant Andrews said: "The occupant then managed to release himself before raising the alarm. He was not injured but was left suffering from shock."

Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Windsor Avenue area this morning or anyone with further information is being asked to contact detectives in Bangor on 101, quoting the reference number 307 with the date 24/07/2017.

Alternatively, the public can anonymously contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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