Masked thieves raid farm and rob elderly farmers

Masked thieves raided a farm and subjected elderly farmers to a terrifying ordeal before making off with cash.

Police said four masked men entered a farm in Clady, County Tyrone, shortly before 6pm on Monday evening (24 November).

They bundled a man aged in his 70s to the ground in the farmyard in Tullymoan Road. The elderly victim suffered a minor injury.

The four attackers then burst into the farmhouse armed with a grape hoe, which they had picked up from the farmyard.

Inside the house they threatened three other elderly residents aged in their 70s, 80s and 90s and ransacked the property. The victims were left badly shaken by the ordeal.

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The masked men were all dressed in black and wore balaclavas.

They made off with a small amount of cash in a black car in the direction of Clady.

Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) detectives are appealing for help from the public to catch those responsible.

Det Sgt Brian Reid said: “I appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Tullymoan Road area or noticed a black car acting suspiciously in the area today or over the weekend to contact CID in Strabane on the non-emergency number 101.”

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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