Pictures - Masked men leave trail of destruction

Damage caused in the kitchen

Damage caused in the kitchen

These are the pictures that showed the trail of destruction left by four masked men armed with hammers at a house in West Belfast last night.

Two women, and a three-year-old boy, were in the house at Moyard Parade when the men forced their way shortly after 8pm on Friday night.

Windows were smashed in the house

Windows were smashed in the house

One of the women was threatened before the men caused damage to the bathroom and kitchen and smashed a number of windows.

The woman, aged in her 30’s was not injured but left shaken by her ordeal.

Another woman and the young boy were uninjured.

The males are all described as wearing dark clothing, with their faces covered. It is believed they made off on foot along Moyard Parade.

Damage to a door

Damage to a door

Detective Inspector Mark McHaffie is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that would assist with the investigation to contact Detectives at Musgrave Police Station 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.

The scene of desctruction in a bathroom

The scene of desctruction in a bathroom