31/08/2001

Masked gang rob elderly couple at gunpoint

An elderly couple have been robbed at gunpoint in their County Antrim home in Ballymena.

A police spokesperson said that four masked men, one armed with a handgun and the others wielding baseball bats, held up the couple as they returned to their home in Loughnagarry at around 10:30pm on Wednesday evening.

The intruders tied up the couple before ransacking the house before making off with an undisclosed sum in cash.

Police in Ballymena have appealed form anyone who noticed the gang in the Loughnagarry area between 10:00pm and 11:00pm on Wednesday evening. (SP)

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