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Armed Robbery at a Bank in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan on the 11/5/12

The Gardaí at Williamstown are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Thursday the 7th June 2012 when two elderly brothers, both in their eighties were attacked in their home in Ballyroe, Williamstown, Co Galway.

Shortly after 11pm, one of the brothers was in the kitchen making a cup of tea, while the other brother was asleep in bed.  Two masked and armed men forced their way into the kitchen via the back door. They were armed with a firearm. They pushed the elderly man onto the ground and threatened him. They then placed him on a chair and bound him to it. At this stage one of the raiders went to a bedroom where the other brother was asleep and dragged him from his bed and threatened him. The raiders demanded money and assaulted the two brothers.

This horrific ordeal lasted almost three hours. The raiders escaped with a small amount of money but left the brothers extremely distressed following this serious crime.

Description of Raiders:

Raider 1:  Five foot five inches in height of medium build, wearing a balaclava or a dark woolly hat pulled over his face with eye and mouth holes cut out, dark clothes and runners.

Raider 2: Medium build, taller than the first raider wearing a balaclava or a dark woolly hat pulled over his face with eye and mouth holes cut out with dark clothes and runners.


• Did you see anything suspicious in the immediate vicinity of Ballyroe on the night of Thursday the 7th of June into the early hours of Friday the 8th of June. ( There was very heavy rainfall on the Thursday night)

• Did you see any vehicles in the area on the day of this incident or the days preceding this incident?

Gardaí at Tuam Garda Station are investigating                          telephone 093 70840