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Aggravated Burglary at Coolteen, Drumfin, Co. Sligo on the 31/3/12

The Gardaí at Sligo Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Saturday, the 31st March 2012.

The house is situated in Coolteen, Drumfin, Co. Sligo.  A local business man lives here with his partner and her child, who had just recently moved to Sligo from Bulgaria.  She stayed in for the evening on Saturday, the 31st March, while her partner and son went to a Sligo Rovers match in the town.

Later that evening, at about 9.30pm, the woman was in the sitting room on her laptop catching up with friends on a social networking site.  She heard the dog barking in the hallway and went to investigate.  She got as far as the kitchen door where a man wearing a balaclava was standing.  She attempted to run out the front door but the raider grabbed her and pulled her to the ground.  He dragged the woman outside to the side of the house and forced her to sit down and keep her head down.  It was at this point the woman noticed a second raider who appeared to have come from the back door.  He was carrying two plastic bags.  The two raiders were talking amongst themselves, the woman saw her opportunity to escape and ran out of the garden and screamed for help.  She alerted one of her neighbours and contacted the Gardaí.

The raiders stole a substantial amount of money from the house and the woman’s Alcatel mobile phone.

Description of Raiders:

Raider 1:  The first raider was six foot in height of muscular build, he wore dark clothes and a black balaclava, he had latex gloves on.

Raider 2:    The second raider was smaller than the 1st raider, of thin build and appeared younger. He was also dressed in dark clothing.


• Anyone who was in the area of Drumfin on the night of this incident and may have witnessed anything suspicious, to come forward.

• Anyone who saw any suspicious vehicles in the area, to come forward.

• The injured party’s black Alcatel mobile phone was stolen and has not been recovered.

 Gardaí at Sligo Garda Station are investigating                      Telephone 071 9157000