A man was beaten and then tied up after he was made to load a van with tyres in a theft from a business in Co Down.
Police said either two or three men entered the Scarva business in the Old Mill Road area on Monday just before 9am. Under the pretence of ordering tyres, they asked for their van to be loaded up before beating and tying up the man.
Detective Sergeant Colin Patterson said: "The man received injuries to his face and body during this which are not believed to be life-threatening. The perpetrators then made off with the tyres in their vehicle at 9:15 am towards Scarva. The van has blue sides but a white front and white rear doors.
"I would ask that anyone with information contact 101 quoting reference 388 of 28/08/17, or if they wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”