Published Saturday, 05 April 2014
Police are investigating a link between the two break-ins. (© UTV)
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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