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Two men have been arrested following an agravated burglary yesterday, 3 March,  that saw a man threated at knifepoint by intruders to his home in Newry.

Police received a report at around 11:40am that the male occupant of a house on Killeavy Road returned home to find two male intruders inside the property. The man was threatened at knifepoint by the suspects, who had caused damage to the property.

Police officers subsequently arrested two men, aged 21 and 22 years old, on suspicion of offences including aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence. Both men remain in custody assisting officers with their enquiries. 

Detective Sergeant James Johnston said: “Thankfully, the victim and another witness who was present were not physically injured; however, this must have been a distressing ordeal for them. 

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who was in the Killeavey Road area yesterday between 11:20am and 11:45am and noticed any suspicious activity, including anyone who noticed anything out of the ordinary to call our detectives in Ardmore on 101, quoting reference number 626 of 03/03/21.” 

You can also submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via WWW.PSNI.POLICE.UK or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via online at CRIMESTOPPERS-UK.ORG

Addition 5/3/21

Detectives investigating a burglary on 3 March in the Killeavy Road area of Newry have charged two men, aged 21 and 22,  with a number of offences.

The 21-year-old is charged with aggravated burglary with intent to commit unlawful damage.  The 22-year-old is charged with offences, including aggravated burglary, possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and assault on police.

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