Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an aggravated burglary which occurred at the Queens Avenue area of Cookstown on Friday 3rd February.

Detective Sergeant Robinson said: “Shortly after 10pm, it was reported that four masked men entered a property in the area with one of the men armed with an iron bar and another man armed with a suspected firearm. Two men aged in their 20s were struck with the bar during the incident. One of the masked men is believed to have threatened the two men and two women in their 20s, who were also in the property at the time of the incident.

“The two men, aged 29 years old and 26 years old were both taken to hospital with their injuries.  The two women who were inside the property at the time of the incident, were not injured.

“Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and would appeal to anyone with any information, or who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 2116 03/02/23. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”