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Man jumped from window to escape hooded men wielding hammer during Co Down burglary

Old Market Square, Newtownards. Credit: Google.
Old Market Square, Newtownards. Credit: Google.

A man was forced to jump from a first floor window to avoid two hooded men armed with a hammer during an aggravated burglary in Newtownards.

The incident occurred in the Old Market Square area in the early hours of Sunday morning.

At around 1.45am it was reported that two men wearing hoods and carrying a hammer had broken into the property and assaulted three occupants, two men and a woman. 

A fourth occupant, a man, jumped from a first floor window to escape the intruders. He has been taken to hospital for treatment to injuries sustained as a result of this.

Detectives would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity or anyone who has information that could assist police with their enquiries to contact them at Bangor on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 166 16/12/18. 

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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