Woman tied up as masked gang steal guns in Garvagh

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Detectives are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in the Craigmore Road area of Garvagh early this morning, Saturday 03 January.

It was reported that three masked men carrying crowbars forced their way into a house shortly before 6am. A female occupant, aged in her 20’s, was tied up and then locked in a bathroom.

Six legally held firearms were taken by the intruders who are believed to have made off from the scene in a vehicle. The female occupant was left badly shocked by her ordeal.

Detective Inspector Bob Blemmings is appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and observed any suspicious activity or vehicles or anyone who has any information to contact CID in Coleraine on the non-emergency number 101.

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.