31/05/2006

Pensioner robbed during aggravated burglary

Police in County Armagh are appealing for information after what police described as an aggravated burglary earlier this morning.

It has been reported that armed robbers entered the house of a 78-year-old man on the Tannaghmore Road in the Markethill area at around 11.20am.

Three men, who were armed with a handgun, demanded money from the pensioner before making off with an undisclosed sum of cash.

The victim was uninjured during the attack, however was left badly shaken by the ordeal.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact police on 0845 600 8000, or on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

(EF/SP)

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