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Aggravated burglary at Ballypierce, Bunclody, Wexford on the 14/10/15

Aggravated burglary at Ballypierce, Bunclody, Wexford on the 14/10/15

The Gardaí at Carlow Garda Station are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at Ballypierce, Bunclody, Co. Wexford on Wednesday 14th October 2015.

The owners of the house were away and on the morning of Wednesday 14th October their son in law called to the house on his way to work to check on it. He arrived at the house in Ballypierce shortly after 8am and drove into the driveway. He walked towards the gate to take in the bins and met a neighbour and they spoke for a number of minutes. He then made his way to the side of the house and entered the kitchen through the back door and immediately noticed the kitchen had been ransacked. Suddenly a man appeared in the kitchen and began to attack the injured party. The man attempted to defend himself but the raider then grabbed a knife and attempted to stab him a number of times. The knife broke as the raider attempted to stab the injured party in the leg when it struck the injured party’s mobile phone that was in his pocket. A second raider appeared during this attack and poured petrol over the injured party and threatened to harm him. The two raiders then ran from the house setting fire to the man’s car before they left.

The injured party managed to get the fire under control before contacting the Gardaí.

Two EVOFITS of the suspects were completed. One of the raiders had a distinctive tribal tattoo on the left side of his neck, the second raider wore a gold hooped earring in his right ear.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to this Aggravated Burglary to come forward.

• Access to the house was gained via a small kitchen window sometime prior to the arrival of the injured party and Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the area between 7am and 9am to come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen a gold coloured Toyota Avensis and a White Transit van in the area on the morning of the aggravated burglary to come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may be in a position to identify the raiders from the EVOFITS provided.

Carlow Garda Station investigating              Telephone 059 9136620