Thursday 23 November 2017

Violent robbers target two homes in 15-minute spree

Eoghan MacConnell and Tom Brady

TWO vicious raids on rural houses on the Kildare-Offaly border are believed to have been connected.

A man in his late 60s suffered a suspected broken arm when he struggled with thugs at his home in Carbury in north Kildare on Monday night.

The house owner heard a noise outside around 8.45pm and when he went to investigate he was confronted by two men brandishing hurleys and demanding money. The victim was beaten after he handed over his wallet. Gardai believe the same gang was involved in another violent robbery, during which three men were attacked, at a house outside Edenderry about 15 minutes later.

The attackers were both said to have scars on the lower parts of their faces. Both were around 5ft 10ins tall and in their twentiess.

Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in either area between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday to contact Edenderry station (046-9731290) or Carbury (046- 9553002).

Irish Independent

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