24/01/2005

Co Down couple traumatised by robbery

A Co Down couple have been left severely traumatised after being assaulted in their home by a gang of robbers at the weekend.

The couple were just going to bed at their home in the Upper Damolly Road area of Newry when they were confronted by an intruder. A fight then ensued before four other men appeared and attacked both the man and woman, and at one point the women was beaten with a stick.

The gang then demanded money and drugs before ransacking several rooms in the house and making off with three legally held firearms and a firearms certificate, as well as prescription drugs.

The police said although the couple suffered minor injuries, they had both been left severely traumatised.

Officers in the area have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

(MB)

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