Tied up, assaulted, pillow case placed over head: Newry police reveal shocking details of last night’s burglary

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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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psni19Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following the report of an aggravated burglary at an address in the Slieveshan Park area of Kilkeel.

 


 

It occurred around midnight on 28th March when an elderly man was assaulted.

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25th March 2017Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable Skillen said, “ We received a report that two or three men entered the house of an elderly man sometime around midnight on Tuesday night.


 

“Once inside, the men tied up the resident, assaulted him and then covered his head with a pillowcase before proceeding to ransack the house moving through several rooms looking through drawers and cupboards,” he added.

According to police, the men stayed in the house for around 30 minutes and left the resident tied up in his bedroom when they left the property.


 

He managed to free himself and raise the alarm through a neighbour.

It is believed a sum of money has been taken at this time and the resident suffered facial and head injuries.


 

Detective Constable Skillen appealed for witnesses to come forward. “An investigation into this incident is ongoing and I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in or around the area of Slieveshan Park on Tuesday evening to contact detectives in Ardmore on 101 quoting reference number 43 29/03/17.

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25th March 2017 Box Advert“Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111,” he added.


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