Gang of four force way into Ballymena home

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a ‘home invasion’in the Carniny Road area of Ballymena.

Detective Constable Sharkie said: “This morning (Thursday 23 February) between 11.10am and 11.30am, four males forced their way into the property.

“The house was ransacked and a sum of money and jewellery stolen. Red liquid was spilled over the kitchen worktop and on a wall in the hallway.

“The group of men involved are described as being in their mid-20s. One was described as well-built. Three were wearing black bomber-style jackets and the fourth was in a blue and white checked shirt. They made off on foot on the Carniny Road towards Carnview Park.

“Anyone with information should contact detectives at Ballymena on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 616 of 23 February. If you prefer to provide information without giving your details, you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”