Young children and mother left shaken after armed burglary


A woman and two young children have been left badly shaken after an armed burglary in the early hours of this morning.

A PSNI spokesman said the incident was reported to have happened shortly after midnight in the Ashwood area of Lurgan when two men armed with a knife and a firearm entered the house and threatened the female occupant who was at home with two young children.

“The house was searched and a number of items taken before the men made off on foot,” said a PSNI spokesman.

“The woman and children were not harmed by the men but were left badly shaken following the incident.”

Detectives would ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information to contact them in CID at Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111