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Castle Street in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh / Credit: Google Maps

Castle Street in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh / Credit: Google Maps

Castle Street in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh / Credit: Google Maps

A man in his 60s has reportedly been punched in the head during an aggravated burglary at his home in Irvinestown.

The alleged incident happened in the Fermanagh town early on Tuesday morning.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police said officers were approached in the street at around 2.30am by the alleged victim who reported being assaulted by a burglar at his home on Castle Street.

Detective Constable Watterson said: "The man had been asleep in his living room at around 2am when he was awoken by an unknown male. This male threatened the victim and punched him several times to the head demanding money. The intruder then made off from the property with a sum of cash.

"It’s understood a second man had waited outside the property throughout.

"Two suspects were detained a short distance away and the pair, both in their thirties, have since been questioned and released on bail pending further enquiries."

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the reference 131 with the date 24/04/2018.


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