Aggravated burglary in north Belfast

  • 20 November 2019

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Detectives investigating the report of an aggravated burglary in north Belfast last night (Tuesday 19th November) have made two arrests.

Detective Sergeant Miskelly said: "We received a report shortly after 7:30pm that a number of men had arrived at a house in the Alexandra Park Avenue area and were smashing their way into the property, and were armed with weapons including a suspected firearm and a hammer.

"There were three males in the house at the time - two teenagers and a man aged in his fifties.

"Police subsequently arrested two men, aged 30 and 33, on suspicion of aggravated burglary. They both remain in custody this morning assisting us with our enquiries.

“This was a frightening ordeal, and it's fortunate none of the occupants were injured. However, they have been left shaken.

"As we continue with our enquiries, I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area last night around this time and who saw a number of males acting suspiciously, or any vehicles being driven in a suspicious manner, to get in touch with our detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1507 of 19/11/19.”

Alternatively, information can 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.