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Robbers burst into home of elderly couple armed with screwdrivers and iron bars

The couple were not physically harmed but were left badly shaken.

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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are investigating an aggravated burglary at a house in the Garvagh area of Derry on Tuesday.

At 8pm, five masked men burst into the home of an elderly couple in Lyttlesdale, armed with screwdrivers and iron bars and claiming to belong to a paramilitary organisation.

They ransacked the house before making off with a sum of money. Police said the man and woman were not physically harmed by the intruders but were left “badly shaken” by the ordeal.

Anyone with information about the incident or who noticed suspicious behaviour in the area can contact CID in Coleraine on the non emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously through Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111.

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