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Aggravated burglary in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow on the 10/11/16

The Gardaí at Castledermot Garda Station are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred on Thursday 10th November 2016 at Tankardstown, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow.

The injured party, a ninety year old man was at home watching the television, it was approximately 8pm. There was a knock on the front door and when the man opened it, three men burst in demanding money, they were dressed in dark clothing and one of them had an iron bar. One of the men grabbed the injured party and pushed him into the kitchen. One of the men cut the landline phone wire, two of the men went to the bedroom where they took a quantity of cash. They returned to the kitchen were the injured party was being held, a small struggle ensued between the victim and one of the raiders. All three then fled the scene.

Less than two weeks prior to this incident, on Friday 28th October between 1.30pm and 2pm, a man in a silver Kildare registered Toyota Avensis estate car called to the man on the pretence of delivering a socket set for his son. This man told the injured party that his son ordered them and he was now due payment for same, the victim was deceived into handing over €100.

This man is described as forty years of age, five foot six to five foot eight in height of medium build with strawberry red hair, he was well dressed in a brown jacket and trousers.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information in relation to man who called to the injured party on the 28th October to come forward, Gardaí are trying to establish if this man called to any other resident in the area of Tankardstown on this date or at any other time. Gardaí are also looking for information in relation to the car in which this man was driving, a silver Toyota Avensis, possibly Kildare registration.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen something suspicious between the 28th October and 10th November to come forward.

• Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about these incidents to come forward.

  Kildare Garda Station               Phone number; 059-9144112