23/08/2006

Two charged over pensioner robbery

A 22-year-old man and a 30-year-old man are due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court later today, charged in connection with the aggravated burglary of a pensioner on Monday evening.

The men face charges including false imprisonment, aggravated burglary and GBH.

The charges relate to an incident which happened in the St James Park area of west Belfast at around 11pm on Monday, when police received reports of suspicious activity at a house in the area.

The 67-year-old occupant was later taken to hospital where he was treated for facial injuries.

(EF)

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