Pensioner, family locked up in break-ins

Pensioner, family locked up in break-ins

An armed gang locked a family of four into a room in their Lisburn home while carrying out a burglary on Friday night.

Four men, one armed with a screwdriver, threatened the family at the Laurelhill Road property at around 9.30pm.The family - a man and woman in their 50s, a woman in her 20s and a teenage boy - were not injured. However, the older woman was treated for shock.A number of items, including money and jewellery, were stolen.Detectives are investigating a link between the burglary and an aggravated burglary in the Glenavy Road area of Lisburn a number of hours later.A pensioner was asleep in bed when he awoke to find two armed men in his room at around 1am on Saturday.Both had a suspected firearm.The man, who is in his 70s, was tied up and locked in a room.The intruders are believed to have made off without taking anything.A police statement said: "Although not injured, the resident required medical treatment as he was left very shaken."Police are appealing to anyone who has any information about the break-ins to contact them.


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