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New appeal after aggravated burglary

A gang subjected a woman and three young children to an aggravated burglary
Lesley-Anne McKeown, Press Association

POLICE have reissued appeals for information after a woman and three young children were threatened during a burglary in Co Down.

The incident happened in Ribadoo Road, near Ballyward, on Monday.

A police spokesman said: "A woman and three young children were subjected to a terrifying ordeal in their own home by three armed men on Monday evening.

"Threats were made against the woman and her children before the men made off in the family car."

The grey Audi A4, registration ERZ 3363, has not yet been recovered.

The spokesman said: "We are appealing for anyone who has seen the car since Monday to come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives in Downpatrick on 101 quoting reference 1207 10/10/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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