Armed men tie up householder in Kilrea before stealing guns

Police appeal after guns are stolen
Police appeal after guns are stolen

Detectives are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary that occurred in the Larchfield Gardens area of Kilrea.

At around 8am last Friday, two men armed with a suspected firearm entered a house and tied up the male homeowner. They then made off with a number of legally held firearms. The homeowner was not injured but was left badly shaken.

It is believed that the two men were in a small white van and made off in the direction of the Moneydig Road.

Detective Sergeant Wallace said: “I would ask anyone who has any information about this incident to contact detectives at Coleraine Police Station on 101, quoting reference number 176 of 02/09/16. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”