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Woman (60) held on sofa while balaclava-wearing gang raid house


The Nettlehill Road area of Lisburn / Credit: Google Maps

The Nettlehill Road area of Lisburn / Credit: Google Maps

The Nettlehill Road area of Lisburn / Credit: Google Maps

A gang of three balaclava-wearing men have broken into a woman's home in Lisburn and forced the victim onto the sofa while raiding the property.

It happened at a house on the Nettlehill Road area of the city with police receiving a report of the break-in at around 8.30pm.

After answering a knock at her door, the female occupant was forced inside her house by the three burglers.

One of the men forced the woman onto her sofa in the living room while the other two suspects searched the house.

The men made off with a small sum of cash and a mobile phone.

The suspects are all described as wearing balaclavas and made off in a white or silver coloured family-sized car.

Detective Sergeant McKimm said: “This was a disgraceful and terrifying attack on a sixty year old lady in her own home. Whilst not physically injured she has been left extremely shaken by this horrific attack.

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"The individuals who carried out this attack must be caught and I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and who seen anything suspicious or who seen a silver or white car speed off from the area between 8.30pm and 9pm?

"Anyone with information should contact detectives in Lisburn on 101 quoting reference 1328 09/11/18."

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

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