By Maria McCann
An elderly man and woman have been tied up during an aggravated burglary in Ballymoney.
The man in his seventies was also struck on the head during the incident in Donaghbrook Drive around 9.40pm on Monday night.
He has since been released from hospital following treatment to his wounds.
Three masked men forced their way into the pensioners' home before taking a substantial amount of money.
The elderly woman managed to break free and go to a neighbours house after her and her partner were cable tied to chairs.
Police are also investigating reports of shots fired nearby at the Ballybrakes area around the same time.
DC Brennan said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have heard a sound like shots, to contact us. We are also appealing to anyone that may have witnessed any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area to contact Detectives at Coleraine Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1298 of the 10/04/17.
"Or, alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."