05/12/2003

Elderly man injured in robbery

An elderly man is being treated in hospital after he was attacked during a robbery at his home in Lisburn on Friday.

The man's wife also suffered shock during the incident which occurred at the couple's home on the Causeway End Road early this morning.

The couple were asleep in their bedroom when they awoke to find themselves confronted by masked men at around 6am.

The robbers then proceeded to punch the man around the head and face as they demanded money and ransacked the house.

They also threatened to cut off the head of the couple's pet dog.

The robbers eventually fled the house with a sum of money.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police in Lisburn on 028 9065 0222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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