16/01/2019

Five Arrested After County Down Burglary

Five men have been arrested by police investigating an aggravated burglary in a County Down village that occurred two years ago.

The arrests were made after officers searched a number of properties in the Killyleagh, Belfast, Newtownards and Dromore areas on Tuesday 15 January.

The men, aged 57, 42, 33, 25 and 21, have been detained on suspicion of aggravated burglary, possession of a firearm with intent, possession of an offensive weapon with intent, criminal damage and intimidation.
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It is in relation to a burglary at a house in the Castleview area of Killyleagh in January 2017.

All five were still in police custody as of Tuesday evening.



(JG/CM)

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