Couple left shaken after NI aggravated burglary


Police in Northern Ireland are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary that happened in the Strangford Avenue area of Belfast last night.

At around 9:50pm a woman answered a knock at the door of her house and was struck in the face by two men who pushed her aside and demanded money.

According to a police spokeswoman the men then went upstairs where the male occupant of the house was in bed and began striking him with a walking stick. They then ransacked the house before making their getaway with a sum of cash.

The raiders are described as being 1.78m (5ft 10in) in height, clean-shaven with short dark hair. The other man is 1.75m (5ft 9in) in height and was wearing a light-brown scarf to disguise his face. Both men spoke with local accents.

Police said the occupants of the house were left shaken from the ordeal.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.