A man in his 20s has been arrested by Gardaí following an aggravated burglary at a house in Ballinasloe, Co Galway in the early hours of this morning.
The incident happened shortly before 2am this morning the 28th of July 2012, at a house on Jubilee Street in the town. A man force his way into the home of an 80 year old man and assaulted him. The raider forced the man to go with him to a bank machine on Dunlo Street, where he tried to force the victim to withdraw cash. A member of the public who happened to be passing, intervened and the raider ran away.
Some time later in a follow up operation Gardaí arrested a man in his 20s and he is detained at Ballinasloe Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. He can be held for up to 24 hours.
The victim was taken to Portiuncula Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and has since been released.
Gardaí are asking anyone who was in the Jubilee Street or Dunlo Street areas of Ballinasloe between 2am and 3 am this morning, to contact them at Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 9631890.