A man was threatened with hammers and screwdrivers during an aggravated burglary at his home in Lurgan on Saturday night.
It happened in the Toberhewny Park area of the town and, at this stage, is not being linked to a second aggravated burglary at Monroe Avenue on Sunday morning, when intruders armed with various weapons – including a pitchfork – threatened the elderly residents and fled with a purse.
Detective Sergeant Stewart said: “It was reported that at around 8.30pm three masked men armed with hammers and screwdrivers, had entered a house via a back door in the area.
“The men assaulted the male occupant and dragged him to a room in the house. Two of the men then searched through the property before all three men left with a sum of cash.
“While there were no reports of any injuries, this must have been a frightening ordeal for the man and woman in the property at the time.
“We are appealing for anyone with information or who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Toberhewny Park to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1748 07/01/23.”
A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.