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Axe-wielding raiders try to break into home of 94-year-old woman

Greg Harkin

Published 15/01/2013 | 10:09

GARDAI are investigating the latest in a spate of attempted burglaries at the homes of elderly victims.

In one incident an axe was used in a bid to enter the home of a 94-year-old woman in Sligo Town.

The would-be thieves failed to break in and their intended victim was unhurt.

Meanwhile, gardai in Co Donegal are investigating yet another attempted aggravated burglary.

This time the robbers left empty-handed after one of two elderly brothers living in Manorcunningham hit back using a brush shaft.

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