Raiders tie up disabled woman and her mother
Published 30/07/2014 | 02:30
AN ELDERLY woman and her disabled daughter were tied up in the bedroom of their home by three raiders who escaped with more than €10,000 of their savings.
The robbery in Mahon, Cork on Monday evening left the 65-year-old mother and her daughter, who is in her 40s, shocked but uninjured.
The mother suffered a serious bout of illness recently.
Gardai said one of the robbers was in his 40s and two in their 30s. 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 before fleeing on foot.
The women managed to free themselves and raised the alarm.
"At this point we just want the guards to get those who did this and to lock them up. My mother is not well. She is only just out of hospital," the pensioner's daughter said.
"My sister is not much better either."
Gardai, who described the robbery as "a very mean crime", said they are following a definite line of inquiry into the robbery.
It is believed the three raiders were targeting cash and valuables to pay for drugs.
Detectives have appealed for anyone who saw suspicious activity in the Hunter's Green area of Mahon to contact Blackrock gardai.