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Elderly Lurgan couple robbed by men armed with pitchfork and other weapons

Police say the couple endured a 'terrifying and frightening ordeal' at the hands of intruders who rummaged through their house and fled with a purse early this morning

An elderly couple have been left badly shaken after being robbed in their own home with masked men brandishing weapons including a pitchfork.

Detectives in Lurgan are investigating the aggravated burglary in the Monroe Avenue area shortly before 6am today, (Sunday).

Detective Sergeant Stewart said: “It was reported that a number of masked men armed with weapons, including a pitchfork, had entered a house in the area demanding money. They rummaged through the house, taking a purse, before making off in a white car.

“The occupants, an older couple, have not reported any physical injuries, but this was a terrifying and frightening ordeal for them which will have left them shaken.

“An investigation is underway and detectives are appealing for anyone in the area with CCTV or dash-cam footage which could assist them with their enquiries, to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 350 of 08/01/23 . A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”

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