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Elderly targeted in aggravated burglary

Tuesday, 4th February, 2014 5:45pm
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Elderly targeted in aggravated burglary
Elderly targeted in aggravated burglary

Two separate serious aggravated burglaries in Kildalkey and Ashbourne where an elderly brother and sister, and a woman and child were threatened, are being investigated by gardai.
In Kildalkey, an elderly brother and sister endured a terrifying ordeal on Sunday night, 2nd February, after they were the victims of an frightening incident at their home.
At around 10pm, two men kicked in the door of their house at Baskinagh, Kildalkey. They produced what was believed to be a firearm and also a crowbar.
They threatened the two elderly people and put them in a bedroom and demanded money. They took approximately €400.
The victims were in their 80s and 90s and, although uninjured, they were very shaken and traumatised by their ordeal.
Trim Gardai are investigating this frightening incident and are appealing to anyone who may have information to contact Trim Garda Station on (046) 943 1222 or the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666 111.
The second incident also occurred on Sunday night when three males forced their way into a home at Wotton, The Ward, Ashbourne, at around 11pm. A woman and a young child were present in the house at the time.
The woman was confronted by the men who demanded property and threatened her and her family. They escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash and jewellery.
Superintendent Jim Cannon of Ashbourne Garda Station said it was a very “upsetting incident” for the woman and described it as a “particularly heinous kind of offence for a defenceless woman and child to be held up by three thugs who invaded her space and made threats”.

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