Robbers have stolen two guns from a car in Newtownards.
The two assailants targeted a man who was in the Killynether Road area shortly before 6am on Saturday, they approached him and told him to lie on the ground.
They took the legally held firearms from a car parked in the area and are believed to have punched the man in the mouth before driving off in an unknown vehicle.
Police are appealing for information.
Detective Sergeant Deehan said: “Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or noted any suspicious vehicles in the area at this time, to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 381 24/08/19.
“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”