Masked men rob house in Kilrea

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Detectives are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in the Edenbane Road area of Kilrea on Thursday, January 8.

It was reported that three masked men forced their way into a house shortly before 9 pm and demanded money.

A male occupant, aged in his 40’s, was tied up and beaten. He sustained severe bruising and lacerations and was taken to hospital for treatment. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The culprits left empty handed.

Detective Constable Siobhan Watt is appealing for information:

“I would appeal to the driver of a red car that was in the area at the time or anyone who has any information to contact CID in Coleraine on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111