20/03/2019

Belfast Woman Left Shaken After Masked Men Break Into Home

A woman in her 70's has been left badly shaken after two masked men broke into her home in south Belfast.

The PSNI were contacted after the burglary at a house in Castlecoole Park last night, Tuesday 19 March.

Two masked men entered an upstairs bedroom and demanded money from the woman.

The suspects then fled the scene empty handed, leaving the resident uninjured but badly shaken.

Both men are described as being around 5'10" and wearing dark coloured clothing and gloves.
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Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area is urged to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1390 of 19/03/19. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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