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Dunamanagh robbery: Gang threatened to shoot neighbours with gun

A gang of men who assaulted a County Tyrone pensioner during a robbery threatened to shoot two neighbours who came to his aid.

The 77-year-old retired farmer lives alone in his isolated rural cottage at Aughabrack near Dunamanagh.

Neighbours heard him calling for help at about 20:00 GMT on Sunday.

Two men rushed to help and used their car to block the gang's vehicle. As they approached, three men came running out, their faces masked by scarves.

BBC News NI's Conor Macauley reports.

  • 01 Dec 2014