Northern Ireland

Burglars threaten elderly women

Two woman in their 80s have escaped uninjured after being threatened with crowbars during a burglary in south Belfast.

Two masked men went into the house at Edinburgh Street off the Lisburn Road at about 2315 BST on Thursday.

One of the men stayed with the women in a front room while the other ransacked the house.

They stole cash before escaping on foot in the direction of Northbrook Street and Tates Avenue.