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Armed Robbery

Man attacked with hammers in three burglar cash raid

Three men have been arrested after the Ballymena robbery.

A MAN WAS assaulted by three men using hammers as part of robbery in Ballymena yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened at about 3pm yesterday afternoon when three men entered a house in the Moat Road area and threatened the male occupant with hammers and what was described as a ‘handgun’.

The men then assaulted the 39-yea-old householder and made off with a sum of cash.  A 32-year-old woman and two children, aged 5 and 3, who were also in the house at the time of the burglary were not injured but were left shaken by the incident.

PSNI enquiries lead to the arrest of two men in the Newtownabbey area about 45 minutes after the raid with another man also arrested in the Antrim area.

All three remain in custody this morning and are facing questions from officers.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the PSNI at Ballymena.

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