Elderly man assaulted and threatened in series of burglaries in Aughnacloy


Detectives in the Dungannon area are investigating two burglaries and a robbery in the vicinity of Orchard Park, Aughnacloy.

Detective Inspector Hazel Reid said, “It was reported that at around 5pm on Tuesday 30th December 2014, Saturday 3rd January 2015 and Monday 5th January 2015, thieves called to the home of an elderly man. On the first occasion a sum of money was taken and on the last occasion the man was assaulted and threatened.

“Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw anything or anyone suspicious in the area at these times, in particular two teenage girls and/or three males.

“Anyone who can help police with their enquiries is asked to contact Police on the 101 number, quoting reference number 8625115. Alternatively information can be passed via the independent Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.”