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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Elderly men held captive in aggravated Galway burglary

TWO elderly men in their 80s were the victims of a terrifying robbery in Co Galway.

Gardai said the incident occurred at approx 11am yesterday and it is believed the culprits spent a number of hours in the house leaving at approximately 2.30am this morning.

The two men suffered minor injuries in the attack at Ballyroe, Williamstown, Co Galway.

The raiders fled the scene with a small amount of cash.

The intruders were believed to be in possession of a knife and a firearm.

They are described as; both male, one culprit approximately 5’5" in height and medium build, wearing balaclava, dark clothes and runners, the second culprit was taller, medium build, balaclava with dark clothes and runners.

Gardai in Tuam are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed any thing unusual or saw any suspicious activity in or around the area during the time or in the preceding days, or has any information concerning the incident to contact Tuam Garda Station at 093- 70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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