Man arrested in connection with armed burglary in Belfast

Man arrested in connection with armed burglary in Belfast

A 39-year-old has been arrested after a man and a woman were attacked in their north Belfast home during a burglary.

The incident took place at a house on the Ligoniel Road last night.

It was reported that around 8.25pm, two masked men, one of whom was reported to have been carrying a suspected firearm, entered a house in the area and assaulted the man and woman inside.

They were not left seriously injured.

The culprits then fled along the Ligoniel Road in the direction of Thornberry.

The 39-year-old suspect was arrested a short time later on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

A PSNI spokesman has urged anyone who witnessed the incident or who can help with the investigation to contact police.

- Press Association

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