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Gang cuts off electric to house before Belfast burglary

A man who was in the house at the time was pushed to the ground and minor injuries. Credit: Presseye

A man has been left badly shaken following an aggravated burglary in north Belfast.

Three masked men, armed with hammers, disconnected the electricity supply to a house in Mill Valley North at about 10.40pm on Thursday.

Police say the gang then forced their way inside the house and pushed the victim to the ground, before taking a sum of money and the keys to the occupant’s blue Honda Civic car.

Detective Sergeant Sam McCallum said: “The men left the scene in the car which was located on fire a short time later at Ardoyne Place.

“The occupant sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident, but was left badly shaken.”

Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, or has further information has been asked to contact police.