Detectives are appealing for information following the report of an aggravated burglary in north Belfast early this morning, Sunday 6 June.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Gardiner said : “Just after 7am today, it was reported to us that a man entered a property in the Flaxton Place area, carrying a blade. A mother and her adult son, who were asleep downstairs, were awakened by the intruder who demanded money.

“Having threatened the male occupant of the house, the man then made off with a purse.

"He is believed to be approximately 5’ 6” in height and was wearing a black jacket with the hood up. He also had a blue facemask on and spoke with a local accent.

“Both of the victims have gone through a frightening ordeal and are very shaken by it.

"If you were in the Old Mill Road area of the city in or around 7am this morning and saw a man fitting this description - or if you have any other information that could help our investigation, please get in touch with police on 101, quoting reference number 573 of 6/6/21."

A report can be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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