Northern Ireland

Belfast and Dungannon: 'Possible link' between armed burglaries

St Michael the Archangel church in Belfast Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption The priest, based at St Michael the Archangel church in Belfast, was left "badly shaken" after the burglary

Police are investigating a possible link between a parochial house burglary in Belfast and the burglary of a home in Dungannon, County Tyrone, on Friday.

The aggravated burglaries took place within a three-hour period and in both cases, two men, one armed with a gun, forced their way into the properties.

A priest was threatened at St Michael the Archangel parish house in Finaghy Road North at about 19:50 BST.

A man and a woman were threatened at a house on Circular Road at 22:00 BST.

All the victims were left "badly shaken" after the burglaries.

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