Aggravated Burglary, Thornleigh Park, Randalstown

Aggravated Burglary, Thornleigh Park, Randalstown

Crest centred

Detectives in Antrim are investigating the report of an aggravated burglary at a house in the Thornleigh Park area of Randalstown on Tuesday 22nd November.

Detective Inspector Millar said: “It was reported that at around 8.30pm on Tuesday evening, a number of masked men wearing dark clothing forced entry to the house, threatened the male occupant and demanded money. One of the men was reported to have been armed with a firearm. They then proceeded to ransack the house before making off with a legally held shotgun. The occupant was not harmed during the incident but was left badly shaken.

I would appeal for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area of Thornleigh Park on Tuesday evening or who has any information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives in Antrim on 101 quoting reference number 676 24/11/16. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers 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.