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Doctor tells of ordeal after being left tied up by masked robbers 

A doctor, whose home was targeted by a gang of masked robbers, one wielding a baseball bat, has spoken of his ordeal in which he was left tied up by the intruders. The four raiders, one wielding a baseball bat, carried out the robbery at the GP’s home in Omagh on Saturday night making off with an undisclosed sum of money and jewellery.

The GP, who did not wish to be named, claimed his training to cope in emergency situations, helped him through the incident. His house is in the Dublin Road area of the town.

Detective Sergeant Keith Monaghan said: “Officers received a report at around 9.30pm on Saturday evening that a house had been entered by a number of masked men, one of whom was armed with a baseball bat. A male occupant was tied up by the intruders and the house ransacked, with a sum of money and a quantity of jewellery reported stolen.

"The intruders left the house and made off from the scene in the occupant’s brown Mercedes jeep. The jeep was located on Sunday morning abandoned in a field on the Blackfort Road, outside Omagh, and I am keen to determine its movements between 9.30pm on Saturday and when it was located at 8am on Sunday.”

He added they were also investigating a link between this incident and a similar incident at Gardiners Cross Road in Maguiresbridge on Friday evening.

Full story in this week's Tyrone Constitution.

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