Police crime scene picDETECTIVES in Lisburn are appealing for information following a burglary in the Laurelhill Road area last night, Friday, April 4.

At around 9.30pm, four masked men entered a house.

One of the men was armed with a screwdriver.

They threatened the family there and locked them in a room. The four men made off with a number of items including a sum of money and jewellery.

The family (a man in his 50s, a woman in her 50s, a woman in her 20s and a teenage male) were not injured in the incident though the woman in her 50s required medical treatment for shock.

Detectives believe that there is a link between this burglary and an aggravated burglary that occurred in the Glenavy Road area of Lisburn a number of hours later.

The male resident of a house, a man aged in his 70s, was asleep in bed at approximately 1am when he awoke to find two men in his room, both armed with a suspected firearm. The resident was bound and locked in a room. The two men are believed to have made off without taking anything.

Although not injured, the resident required medical treatment as he was left very shaken.

Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact CID in Lisburn Police Station on the new non-emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their det

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