A number of armed men are being sought following a robbery at a house in west Belfast last night.

The gang called at the door of the house in Glencolin Walk at around 10pm.

When a woman answered the door she was pushed aside by one of the men who made his way into the house accompanied by three others.

Two of the men were carrying handguns while a third was carrying a sawn-off shotgun.

A man in his 50s and two women, one in her 50s and one aged 17, were in the house at the time.

All three were held while the gang searched the house. They left with mobile phones and a sum of cash.

The family were locked in a bedroom by the robbers but managed to free themselves and report the incident to police. PSNI detectives have appealed for information.

Man wounded in shooting

A man in his early 20s has been taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast with a gunshot wound to his ankle.

The man was shot outside a house in the Lagmore area, on the outskirts of west Belfast, shortly after 9.15pm last night.

The PSNI said his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

A motive for the incident has yet to be established, but a police spokeswoman said a paramilitary-style shooting is one line of inquiry.