Family held at gunpoint during terrifying burglary
A woman and her 14-year-old son were recovering last night after being subjected to a terrifying ordeal at their Co Clare home where they were threatened and robbed at gunpoint, writes Pat Flynn.
The aggravated burglary took place at a private residence at Ardkyle near Sixmilebridge after a man armed with a sawn-off shotgun and wearing a balaclava entered the house at around 10.45pm yesterday.
The gunman threatened the woman, who is in her 50s, and her son while a second child, aged 10, was asleep upstairs. No cash was taken but a laptop and two mobile phones were stolen.