Northern Ireland

Man in 70s threatened by masked men during Lisburn burglary

Police described the theft as a ‘significant loss’ for the farmer
Police are investigating a burglary in Lisburn's Saintfield Road area. (Niall Carson/PA)

A man in his 70s has been left “extremely shaken” after being threatened by masked men during a burglary in Lisburn.

Five men, who were wearing black balaclavas, and black clothing including long black gloves, entered a house in the Saintfield Road area of the town between 10pm and 10.30pm on Saturday night.

The men threatened the resident and searched rooms in the house before fleeing on foot without having taken anything, a PSNI spokesperson said.

”Although the victim was not physically injured, he was left extremely shaken by what happened,” they said.

”We would appeal to anyone who was in the Saintfield Road area on Saturday between 10pm and 10.30pm and noticed anything suspicious, or out of the ordinary, to make contact with police on 101, quoting reference 1900 17/02/24.

”We would also be especially keen to hear from anyone who may have dash-cam, CCTV or mobile footage of the areas during these times that we could review.”