Detectives investigating the report of a burglary at a house in the Turmore Road area of Newry on Sunday 1 March have charged two men.
The men, aged 27 and 30, have been charged with a number of offences including aggravated burglary with intent to steal, going equipped for burglary and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Police continue to appeal for information following the incident. 

Detective Sergeant Joanne Jackson said: "At around 5:40am, it was reported that two men had gained entry into a house in the area. They demanded keys to a car parked outside the property from the female occupant. The woman, aged in her 70's refused to give the keys and the males left the scene, with one of the men armed with a hammer.
"Enquiries are continuing and police are investigating a possible link between this incident and an attempted burglary at the Sheeptown Road area of Newry shortly before 3:05am this morning and a theft from a vehicle also at the Turmore Road area sometime through the night.

"We would continuing to appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in either the Turmore Road or Sheeptown Road area of Newry this morning, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 418 1/3/20."

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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