Wednesday 18 October 2017

Elderly couple attacked in home, gang make off with guns and cash

Brian Hutton

An elderly couple were bound and assaulted in their home during a break-in by masked men.

The gang made off with legally held guns and cash after the attack on the pensioners.

Detectives are investigating the aggravated burglary at a house on the Saintfield Road in Lisburn last night.

Four men dressed in black and wearing gloves and balaclavas entered the house at around 8pm.

A man was assaulted and then locked in a downstairs toilet while the woman was also tied up and threatened with a knife.

The couple are in their 70s.

The man suffered cuts and bruises and both were left badly shocked.

Investigating officers said two legally held firearms and a quantity of money were taken by the gang who made off in a vehicle at around 8.20pm.

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