Police issue appeal after armed gang raids house in Lisburn
A man is recovering after he was threatened at gunpoint during an attempted robbery in Lisburn.
Police are seeking information after reports of a man claiming to be from an electricity company called to the door of a house in the Hillview Avenue area at around 4.30pm on Friday and held a gun to the male occupant's head before demanding money.
The suspect was then joined at the door by a second man before the occupant was able to escape through an exit at the rear of the property and raise the alarm. The suspects and a third man who was in a getaway vehicle then fled the scene in a silver Chrysler people carrier which was later discovered on fire in Priory Close in the city at around 8pm.
A short time later a black car was reported leaving Priory Close at speed.
The gun-wielding robber who called to the door is described as being around 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build and with short, dark hair.
He was wearing blue jeans and a dark jacket.
Anyone with information or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the Hillview Avenue or Priory Close area is asked to contact CID in Lisburn on 0845 600 8000.
Alternatively, if someone would like to supply information anonymously they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.