MASKED GANG HUNTED AFTER BURGLARY VICTIM ASSAULTED WITH GUN

Police car collectDETECTIVES are investigating after a 48-year-old man was assaulted with a gun during a a vicious burglary last night.

He needed treatment for minor hand injuries following the aggravated burglary in Cullybackey, Co Antrim.

Police say five masked men entered a house on the Craigs Road just after 10 pm.

One of the men was reported to have been armed with a handgun, while another was armed with a hammer.

The robber with the gun then struck the victim on the head, demanding money.

The group then ransacked the property, before making off empty-handed.

The PSNI have appealed for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency number of 101.

Or alternatively information can be passed confidentially through Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111.

 

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