28/04/2016

Woman Threatened At Gunpoint In Co Antrim

Police have launched an investigation after a woman was threatened at gunpoint at a house in Co Antrim.

The incident happened at a property in the Hillside Drive area of Dunloy on Monday.

A masked man, armed with a gun, forced his way into the house and threatened the female occupant.

The victim managed to barricade herself and her daughter into a bedroom until the police arrived.
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Detective Constable Marty McCaw said: "We are making every effort to identify the man with the gun. He is described as being around 5ft 7inches tall and of stocky build with a local accent. He was wearing a black sweat top, dark or blue bottoms and a woollen mask.

"I am appealing for anyone who may have been in the area around the time and witnessed anything suspicious, or who may have any information regarding this incident, to contact detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime branch in Coleraine on 101."

(CD)

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