A man jumped from the first floor of a Newry house while trying to escape a gang armed with a hatchet on Friday night.
Police said three intruders forced their way into the property on Talbot Street at about 21:00 GMT.
The intruders demanded money and then ransacked the house.
The victim ran upstairs in an attempt to get away and, when the men followed him, he jumped out a first window floor, injuring his ankle.
A woman who was also in the house ran into the street shouting for help.
Police said the intruders fled on foot.
"This must have been a terrifying ordeal for the two, who have been left visibly shaken," said Det Sgt Johnston.