Mother And Son Escape Injury During Aggravated Burglary

A mother and son have escaped injury following an aggravated burglary in north Belfast.

A man armed with a knife entered a house in the Flaxton place area at around 7am.

A purse was stolen during the incident.

The victims were badly shaken.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Gardiner said : "Just after 7am today, it was reported to us that a man entered a property in the Flaxton Place area, carrying a blade. A mother and her adult son, who were asleep downstairs, were awakened by the intruder who demanded money.  
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"Having threatened the male occupant of the house, the man then made off with a purse. He is believed to be approximately 5' 6" in height and was wearing a black jacket with the hood up. He also had a blue facemask on and spoke with a local accent.

"Both of the victims have gone through a frightening ordeal and have been very shaken by it. If you were in the Old Mill Road area of the city in or around 7am this morning and saw a man fitting this description  - or you have any other information that could help our investigation, please get in touch with police on 101, quoting reference number 573 of 6/6/21."

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