aggravated burglary

  • Gardaí in Sligo are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary at a house in Carrickbanagher near Coolooney.

    The incident occurred at approximately 2:30am this morning when the occupant of the house was threatened and assaulted by a male intruder. It’s understood the intruder, who was wearing dark clothing, left the house on foot with a number of undisclosed items along with a sum of cash.

    The alarm was raised when another family member returned home a short time later. The injured party was taken to hospital and treated for injuries described as non life threatening.

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in Drumfin between midnight and 3am and witnessed any suspicious activity to contact them.

    They are also appealing to motorists who may have offered someone a lift or noticed anything suspicious on the following routes between 1:00am and 3:30am, to come forward.

    • Ballymote town towards Drumfin (R293)
    • N17 between Cooloney and Tubbercurry
    • N4 between Colooney and Drumfin

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station 071-9157000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

  • Gardaí are investigating after up to five people were subjected to a frightening ordeal during an aggravated burglary in Galway city.

    On Easter Sunday evening at around 7.30pm two masked men entered a house in the Ballybane area. One of the men was armed with what is believed to be a hatchet.

    It is understood at least five people were in the house at the time, including children.

    The men fled the property empty handed after a short time and no one was injured during the incident.

    No arrests have yet been made and Gardaí say their investigations are continuing.

  • Two males were arrested following an aggravated burglary in Ballina earlier this week, in which the front door of a house was kicked in and the owner was threatened at knifepoint.

    The break-in occurred in the Ballina area at about 9.30 on Monday night, when it's understood two men broke through the front door of the property and threatened a man in his 40's with a knife.

    A small amount of valuables was taken.

    The man was not physically injured during the burglary.

    Gardai have confirmed that two males - an adult and a youth - were subsequently arrested.

    They were later released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    Gardai have thanked the general public and the Business Watch for their assistance in this investigation.