Robbers hit man on head with hatchet

Published Monday, 04 February 2013
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A 31-year-old man is in hospital after being struck on the head with a hatchet during a robbery at his north Belfast home.

Robbers hit man on head with hatchet
A man and woman were at home when the attack happened. (© UTV)

Two men broke into the Whitewell Road property at around 12.30pm on Monday.

They were armed with a hatchet and what's believed to have been a gun.

The thieves threatened the man before throwing a towel over the head of his 27-year-old female companion and attacking him.

They then fled with a sum of money stolen from a purse.

Police said the man was taken to hospital for treatment on injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening, while the woman was left shaken but uninjured.

Anyone with more information has been asked to contact the PSNI.

© UTV News
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