Pepper spray used during burglary

News has just emerged of a robbery at a house in Monree Road in Donaghcloney during which a female householder was sprayed with pepper spray.

It happened on Wednesday, September 11 at around 11am. According to a police report, two masked men entered the house and demanded money from the female occupant before spraying her with a pepper spray-like substance.

A small sum of money was taken and the men then made off in a blue coloured estate car. The woman was left badly shaken and taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police would ask anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed any suspicious activity or a blue estate car with two men on board to contact CID in Lurgan on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.