DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a report of an aggravated burglary which occurred at residential premises in the Moorgate Street area of Belfast in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 12th May).
Detective Sergeant Corrigan said: “Shortly before 00:50am, it was reported that two males wearing dark clothes and the faces covered gained entry to a house in the area.
“The males are believed to have been armed with baseball bats and knives, who damaged a TV set in the property during the incident.
“A male occupant aged in his 40s in his inside the property was assaulted receiving cuts to his face and is believed to have been struck on the head.
“The male received injuries that are not believed to be serious.
“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area between 10pm on Monday 11th May and 00:50am on Tuesday 12th May, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 78 12/05/20.
“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.”