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Aggravated burglary involving firearm and baton in Carryduff

Aggravated burglary involving firearm and baton in Carryduff

Two men and two women have been beaten by a gang wielding a suspected firearm and a baton in Carryduff.

The incident happened at a house on the Ballynahinch Road in the town last night. 

At around 7pm, five masked men forced their way into the house.

The men attacked the occupants of the house, a male and a female, before tying them up.

Another man and woman then arrived at the house.

They were taken inside, assaulted and tied up.

The masked men demanded money from the four young people, three in their early 20s and an 18-year-old female, before making off with a sum of cash.

All four of the victims had to be treated by paramedics for their injuries.

Detective Inspector Cummings is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives at Lisburn Police Station on 101, quoting reference number 1304 of 20/07/16. 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.