Men armed with guns subject three women to ordeal

Police
Police

Three women, 81, 49 and 25, have experienced a frightening ordeal at the hands of armed men on the outskirts of Belfast.

Shortly after 10.45pm on Friday night three masked males, two of whom were armed with handguns, forced their way into a property in Glenfearna Gardens.

They threatened the three female occupants with the firearms before tying the up the 49-year-old.

The robbers then made off in a small silver vehicle with a substantial sum of cash.

Detective Constable Fiona Mills said: “This was a despicable act perpetrated against three generations of the one family.

“All of these women have been left understandably extremely shaken and upset by the ordeal.

“I am appealing for anyone with information about this appalling crime to get in touch with police on the non-emergency number 101.”