Belfast Telegraph

Man armed with sword punches occupant during north Belfast burglary

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted during an aggravated burglary in north Belfast.

The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning shortly after midnight.

Four men forced their way into the property in Oakley Street and threatened the occupants, a 25-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: “Three of the intruders wore balaclavas and were armed with bats and bars. The fourth, who was not wearing a balaclava, was armed with a sword. He is described as about 19 or 20 years old, thin, around 5ft 7in tall, with short dark hair brushed forward.

“This fourth male punched the male occupant to the head.

“The intruders then smashed a front window as they fled the scene."

Anyone with any information or who witnessed the incident has been asked to contact detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference 12 of 14/02/2018.

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

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