Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the report of an aggravated burglary in south Belfast on Friday afternoon, 28th October.

Detective Sergeant McVeagh said: “At approximately 2.45pm, a number of masked men entered a property through the back door in the McAuley Street area.

“A male occupant of the property sustained a cut to his head with a bladed instrument as the suspects made their way into the house. He also suffered an injury to his hand.

“The suspects then made off with a sum of cash and a quantity of prescription medication.

“This was a terrifying experience for the occupant of the property who required medical treatment for his injuries. Our investigation is now underway to establish what happened, who was involved and a motive.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, and saw anything suspicious, to call detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1477 of 28/10/22.”

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