12/12/2019

Women Tied Up In South Belfast Burglary

Two women have been assaulted and tied up during an aggravated burglary in south Belfast, police have said.

Three men forced their way inside a property on Ashley Avenue at around 11.30pm on Wednesday night, 11 December.

Two women, aged 38 and 40, who were inside at the time were assaulted by the intruders before being tied up. A stun gun was also used on one of the victims.

The men then ransacked the property and fled with a sum of cash.
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Detective Sergeant Eric Fairfield said: "We are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information regarding this crime to get in touch. Please call 101, quoting reference 1989 11/12/19."



(JG/MH)

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