North Antrim MLA, Mervyn Storey, has called an aggravated burglary on an elderly couple on the Glenshesk Road area of Armoy as an ‘abhorrent attack‘.
Several masked men forced their way into the house on Glenshesk Road at around 8 pm last night, Wednesday 21 October.
One man remained with the couple in their living room while the others searched the property. The men then made off empty-handed.
Reacting to the news that detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary at the home of an older couple in Armoy, DUP North Antrim MLA and Policing Board member Mervyn Storey said:
‘‘This is an abhorrent attack which has no place in our society. My thoughts and prayers are with the couple concerned who will have to live with the trauma of this ordeal.
“Even amidst the added uncertainty of a pandemic it is clear there are criminals are intent on wreaking harm and havoc on our local community. Now more than ever it is imperative that the PSNI redouble their efforts to protect and defend those often-considered soft targets by these gangs, including our elderly and most vulnerable.
“It is absolutely right that the PSNI investigate every lead to track down those responsible and put them behind bars. I would encourage anyone with information that might help the police investigation to come forward.’’
Detectives in Coleraine CID are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone with information regarding this crime.