Man Assaulted With Hammer In North Belfast Burglary

A man has been assaulted with a hammer during a burglary in north Belfast.

The victim, aged in his 30s, was at a house on the Oldpark Road on Saturday 26 October when a number of males entered at around 9.30pm.

The assailants assaulted the man with the hammer before making off with a sum of cash and a mobile phone, leaving him in need of hospital treatment for cuts and bruises to his head and body.
News Image
The suspects are described as being aged in their 30s or 40s and spoke with local accents.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson is appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that may assist the investigation to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on 101, quoting reference number 1742 26/10/19. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

27 November 2019
Arrest Over New IRA Murder Bid On Police
Detectives investigating a police murder bid by the New IRA are conducting a number of searches in Strabane. A 28 year-old man was arrested in the Co Tyrone town after a mortar device was discovered aimed at a police station on Saturday 07 September.
06 December 2019
Other News In Brief
Warning Over Spate Of Opportunistic Burglaries Home owners and residents in Co Down are advised to prioritise their home security amid a spate of "opportunistic" burglaries. Incidents in the Hillhall area of Lisburn and Comber Road/Galway Park areas of Dundonald have been reported in recent days.
16 January 2014
Man Assaulted In Aggravated Break-In
The occupant of a house in the Hillman Street area of north Belfast has been assaulted in a robbery by a gang of men. Detectives in Antrim Road are appealing for information following the aggravated burglary. At approximately 09:15 the house was forcibly entered by four masked men.
10 February 2006
Man assaulted in Ballymena attack
Police in Ballymena have appealed for information following an assault in the town last night. The man was walking along the Broughshane Road, close to the rugby club, when the attack took place. A van pulled up alongside the victim and bundled him inside, where he was then assaulted.
09 October 2007
Hammer Horror Hospitalises Pensioner
An elderly shop customer is in hospital with serious head injuries after being beaten in a frenzied hammer attack in Co Armagh.