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Man hit with drill and hammer during aggravated burglary

The incident occurred yesterday.

Image: Shutterstock/Oleksandr Chub

A MAN WAS hit with a drill and hammer by two men during an aggravated burglary yesterday.

Detectives are appealing for information following the incident, which occurred in the Cliftonpark Avenue area of Belfast on Wednesday.

They said that at approximately 11.25pm, police received a report that as the occupant of a flat had gone to his door, two males pushed their way in.

They took money from his wallet, and his bank card. They then hit the man on the knee with a hammer. He also sustained an injury to his finger when he was hit with a cordless drill.

He did not require hospital treatment for his injuries.

The two males are described as:

  • (1): Approximately 6′ tall, medium build, mid to late 20′s and wearing a grey hoodie with the hood up, and grey gloves.
  • (2): Approximately 5’8″/5’9″ tall, medium build, mid to late 20′s, ruddy complexion with a dark stubble and wearing a black jacket with HH white insignia, dark navy jeans and dark gloves.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Madden appealed to anyone who may have noticed two males acting suspiciously in the Cliftonville area to contact Detectives at Tennent Street PSNI on the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, details can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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