Intruders threaten to shoot man during robbery

January 6, 2014

Three armed and masked intruders threatened to shoot a man during a robbery at his Warrenpoint home at the weekend.

Around 9.00pm on Friday, the gang entered the house on the Ryanstown Road.

One of the robbers held the 60-year-old victim down on the floor while the others ransacked the house looking for cash and valuables.

They tied him up and locked him in a bedroom before escaping in his 4×4 jeep.  The vehicle was later found abandoned on the Upper Burren Road.

The victim required hospital treatment for a minor injury and is said to be traumatised by his ordeal.

SDLP Newry and Mourne Councillor Declan McAteer condemned the incident: “I wish to utterly condemn this attack, which was terrifying for all involved, including the neighbours who went to the man’s aid.

“This was a vicious and reprehensible act, the use of weapons is particularly worrying and will have made for an intensely frightening experience for the man.”

He urged anyone with information to contact the police as a matter of urgency.

Police investigating have also appealed for information.