The Gardaí at Castlerea Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Friday 23rd January 2015 at Loughglynn, Co Roscommon.
At 8.15am approx a young woman and her two young children were at home when she answered a knock to the front door. She was confronted by a man, who began to assault her to the side of her head with a stone.
The man kept demanding money while continuing the assault. He shoved the woman into a bathroom, but was unable to lock the door. The woman was bleeding from her injuries and attempted to leave the bathroom to check on her baby son. She was then threatened by the man that if she didn’t remain there he would stab her.
The man stole the women’s handbag and its contents. He stole her car keys and took her car, a dark coloured Ford Focus C-Max, registration number 11SO542. It was unknown, at the time, what direction the car went after leaving but the car was subsequently recovered on Wednesday the 18th February 2015 near to a forest at Castlerea, Co. Roscommon on the R361.
The Burglary lasted approximately ten minutes following which the woman was brought to hospital where she received treatment for her injuries.
A stolen bicycle was recovered a short distance from the scene. Earlier that morning at 8am, two motorists saw a man cycling near to the village of Loughglynn and in the direction of the woman’s home. The cyclist is described as wearing dark clothing.
Description of Suspect:
Late 20’s, about 5’10’’ in height, black hair and clean shaven. He wore a navy dark blue jacket with a hood (that he wore up).He wore dark coloured tracksuit bottoms, training shoes with a white band around the edge and gloves.
• Anyone in the area of Loughlynn on Friday 23rd January who has information about this crime.
• Sightings of the man on the bicycle or anyone who may know his identity.
• Sightings of the stolen Ford Focus C-Max, registration number 11SO542 between the 23rd January and the 18th February.
Gardaí at Roscommon Garda Station are investigating Telephone 0906638300