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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Elderly woman and disabled daughter terrorised by three raiders in €10,000 robbery

Published 29/07/2014 | 12:39

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The robbery, which took place in Mahon, Cork on Monday evening, left the mother and daughter shocked but uninjured.

AN ELDERLY woman and her disabled daughter were tied up in the bedroom of their home by three raiders who escaped with over €10,000 of their savings.

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The robbery, which took place in Mahon, Cork on Monday evening, left the mother and daughter shocked but uninjured.

The mother, who is 65, suffered a serious bout of illness recently and had only withdrawn the money from her savings account to get work done on her home.

Her daughter, who is 40, is disabled.

Three men, one in his 40s and two in their 30s, gained entry to the house and demanded cash.

Two were wearing masks while the third did not attempt to hide his identity.

After securing the cash, the raiders brought the two women into the bedroom and tied them up.

They then fled on foot.

The women managed to free themselves and raised the alarm.

Gardai described the robbery as “a very mean crime.”

“This is a very upsetting thing for anyone to go through but particularly for a lady who is very vulnerable due to health reasons,” a garda source said.

The two women are deeply upset about the theft and were being comforted by neighbours and friends.

Gardai are following a definite line of inquiry in relation to the robbery.

It is believed the three raiders were targetting cash and valuables to pay for drugs.

The chief suspect in relation to the robbery is a chronic heroin addict.

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