Inspector Mick Wood said: “Police received a report at 10.25 pm that a petrol bomb had been thrown at the front of a house in the area. Scorch damage was caused to the windows and a car.
“Fortunately, there were no reports of any injuries, however, the occupants of the house were left shaken by the incident.
“Our enquiries are ongoing, and I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, or anyone who could assist with our investigation to contact detectives in Newtownabbey on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1333 15/10/18.
“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”