North Belfast and Newtownabbey police appeals
A number of incidents are currently being investigated by police in north Belfast and Newtownabbey.
Two elderly women, one in her nineties, were badly shaken after burglars targeted their north Belfast home.
At around 8.40pm on Thursday, March 11, two men forced their way into the house in the Cavehill area and stole a number of personal items.
The intruders are described as around five feet seven inches tall, of stocky build and were wearing dark clothing.
They made off in the direction of Ballysillan Road.
A man, armed with a samurai-type sword, robbed a filling station on the Doagh Road in Newtownabbey after threatening staff.
The incident happened at around 9pm on Wednesday, February 10, and the man made off with a sum of money in the direction of the Rathcoole estate.
Less than an hour earlier he tried to enter a fast food restaurant on the Church Road, but police said he was unable to access the building.
The robber is described as five feet ten inches tall and was wearing blue jeans, a light grey camouflage hoodie, red gloves and white trainers.
Police are particularly keen to speak to a male and two female customers who were in the filling station at the time.
A man was injured when he was struck by a car, stolen from his own driveway, in north Belfast.
At around 3.30am on Tuesday, March 9, he was alerted to a break-in at his home in Carr’s Glen Park.
He discovered that a number of males had entered his property and removed the keys to a Nissan Note car.
The householder then attempted to prevent the vehicle being taken by the gang, but was struck by the vehicle in the driveway as the thieves made their escape.
The man, aged in his forties, sustained an injury to his arm and a cut to the knee.
The vehicle, which also struck a car parked nearby, was later found abandoned at Ardilea Street.