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Aggravated burglary in Kilmacrennan, Donegal on the 23/7/11

Gardai at Milford are appealing for information following an incident at a house at Ballyheerin, Kilmacrennan, Co. Donegal.

On the 23rd July 2011, at approximately 11.45pm, 2 armed and masked men entered a house at Ballyheerin.  While in the house they threatened and seriously traumatised a fifty year old woman before leaving empty handed.  The woman was alone in the house at the time.

The two assailants had their faces concealed and were armed with a small hatchet and what appeared to be a handgun. 

The first man is described as 5’10" in height. He was wearing a dark coat and leggings.  There were 2 distinctive white stripes down the back of the coat.  He spoke with what is described as a local accent. 

The second male is described as 5'11" in height and of thin build.  He wore dark clothing and a grey scarf and dark woollen cap. 

Both males are thought to be aged in their forties or early fifties. 

The incident lasted approximately 10 minutes before the assailants made off on foot. 

Gardai are anxious to identify the two men involved in the attack.  They are also wish to speak to the occupants of a blue van observed in the vicinity prior to the incident who may be in apposition to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford Garda Station on 074 9153060, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.