Aggravated burglary, Edinburgh Street, south Belfast

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Police are appealing for information following the report of an aggravated burglary at a house in the Edinburgh Street area of south Belfast in the early hours of Friday 19th October.

Detective Sergeant McPhillips said: “It was reported to police shortly after 5am that three men, one possibly armed with a knife, entered the house and threatened the occupants before taking the keys to a blue Ford Fiesta and two mobile phones.

“The car was then stolen and has since been recovered at Springfield Park in west Belfast. There were no reports of any injuries following the incident.

“I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity at Edinburgh Street or Springfield Park or who has information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 176 19/10/18.

“Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.