Northern Ireland

Gun pointed to man's head in Lisburn attempted robbery

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Image caption The police have appealed for information about the attempted robbery

A man had a gun pointed to his head during an attempted robbery in Lisburn, County Antrim.

He had answered a call at a house in Hillview Avenue from a man claiming to be from an electricity company.

When the door was opened the caller pointed a gun to the male occupant's head and demanded money.

The suspect was joined at the door by a second man, but the occupant was able to escape from the back of the house and raise the alarm.

The suspects and a third man, who is believed to have remained in a vehicle, then fled the scene in a silver-coloured Chrysler people carrier.

The incident happened on Friday at around 16:30 GMT, and the Chrysler car was reported on fire in Priory Close at around 20:00 GMT.

A black car was reported as speeding away from Priory Close a short time later.

Police have appealed for anyone with information or who noticed any suspicious activity to contact them.