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Aggravated Burglary, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tippererary on the 3/12/14

The Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred at a house at Lisdonowley, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Wednesday the 3rd December 2014.

At approximately 5.45pm, the injured party, an 83 year old man was at home alone. There was a knock at the door and the man asked who was there. He opened the door and two masked and armed men pushed the man into the house. They immediately threatened him looking for money. One of the raiders pushed the man onto the couch and held him there. This raider was armed with a lump hammer.

As this incident was happening, a neighbour drove by the house and noticed a blue saloon car, registration number, 01D40736, parked outside the house. The neighbour noted the registration number as he felt there was something amiss. He pulled into the side of the road and rang the injured party. The raiders pulled the phone from wall.

The raiders left taking the man’s mobile phone. The neighbour saw this car as it drove by him and the raiders made their getaway.

The neighbour ran towards the man’s house and discovered him in a state of shock and contacted the Gardaí

Appeal:

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of Moyne on the evening of the 3rd of December between the hours of 4.30pm and 6pm to come forward.

• Gardaí believe a blue Mercedes C180 2 litre petrol car, registration number 01D40736 was used by the suspects.  Did you see this car in the Lisdonowley area on the evening of the 3rd December?

• This vehicle was sold by the previous owner on the 21st November 2014 at KIlmallock, Co.Limerick. Gardai would like to know the whereabouts of this vehicle and who has possession of it currently. 

• Gardaí would like to identify the person who purchased this vehicle and who is captured on CCTV footage at a service station at Clarina.

Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station  are investigationg - Telephone 0504425100