Sunday 20 October 2019

Elderly couple (80s) subjected to terrifying ordeal during aggravated burglary in their home

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Ian Begley

Ian Begley

Gardai are investigating after an elderly couple in their 80s were subjected to a terrifying ordeal during an aggravated burglary at their home.

The horrifying incident occurred at a house on Rock Rd, Blackrock, Co Louth at approximately 8pm last night.

Two men armed with a knife, hammer and hatchet entered the home of the  couple and locked both into an upstairs bedroom.  They ransacked the house, taking cash and a car before making their escape.

The elderly couple were taken to hospital suffering from shock.

No arrests have been made and Gardaí at Dundalk Co Louth are investigating.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042-9388400, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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