Masked intruders armed with a baseball bat broke into a house in the Dublin Road area of Omagh on Saturday and tied up the male occupant.
The men fled the scene in the occupants car having stolen a significant sum of cash and jewellery.
The occupant was not physically injured as a result of the incident.
Detective Sergeant Keith Monaghan said, “Officers received a report at around 9.30pm on Saturday evening, that a house had been entered by a number of masked men, one of whom was armed with a baseball bat. A male occupant was tied up by the intruders and the house ransacked, with a sum of money and a quantity of jewellery reported stolen. The intruders left the house and made off from the scene in the occupant’s brown Mercedes jeep.
“The jeep was located on Sunday morning abandoned in a field on the Blackfoot Road, outside Omagh, and I am keen to determine its movements between 9.30pm on Saturday and when it was located at 8am on Sunday.”
Detective Monaghan said police are investigating a link between this incident and a similar incident at Gardiners Cross Road in Maguiresbridge on Friday evening.
He continued, “I would ask anyone with any information which could assist us in our investigations to contact detectives at Omagh on 101 quoting reference 1386 22/09/18. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100 per-cent anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”
Posted: 1:50 pm September 23, 2018