Gardai believe vehicle used in attack on farmer was parked in local field for some time
Gardai in the Midlands are searching for four culprits after a farmer in his 50s was subject to an aggravated burglary at his home.
Four men forced their way into the farmer’s home at Glasderry Beg, Brosna, near the Offaly-Tipperary border, at around 2am on Sunday morning.
He was assaulted by the men as they took him from his home and forced him into the shed.
He lives alone but managed to escape from the shed and make his way to a neighbour's house where the alarm was raised.
The intruders fled the scene with a small amount of cash.
Speaking at Birr Garda Station today Superintend Martin Cashen said: “We are appealing to farmers, residents and landowners in the Shinrone area to keep a lookout for clothing possibly discarded in fields or hedges.
He told RTE news that gardai believe the vehicle the culprits used may have been parked off site in a local field for some time.
“At this point in time, we think the culprits wore gloves and woolly hats. Likely they discarded those as they left the crime scene.