Armed masked intruders terrorise Aghyaran pensioners

Masked intruders armed with a pitchfork and metal poles threatened three Aghyaran pensioners in their home on Tuesday night.

This aggravated burglary took place in the Corgary Road area at approximately 9.45pm.

There were three occupants in the house at the time – two men aged in their 60s and 70s – and a woman, also aged in her 60s.


Both men were forced to lay down on the floor on their stomachs as one of the suspects stood over them with a metal pole.

However, they managed to take the pole off the suspect who then fled along with the other two suspects. A sum of money and three mobile phones were reported stolen.

One of the male occupants sustained minor injuries to his leg and face and was treated at the scene.

Two suspects are described as being of skinny build and one described of being of a heavy build.

Detective Sergeant Jack said “I want to appeal to anyone who was in the Corgary Road area last night and saw any suspicious activity; or any strange vehicles in the area, to get in touch with detectives at Strand Road on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1386 of 19/02/19.”



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