GARDAI ARE appealing for help in apprehending a group of armed robbers who forced their way into the home of an elderly couple on New Year’s Eve and escaped with a large amount of crash.
The incident took place at around 5:15pm on December 31.
Four or five armed men, carrying what was thought to be a firearm, burst through the frontdoor of the couple’s home in Kildare.
The couple, who are said to be in their late 80s and early 90s, were uninjured but treated for shock by paramedics who arrived on the scene.
A substantial amount of cash, which was being kept in the home, was stolen during the raid.
“At approximately 5.15p.m. the home owner answered the front door to four or five masked men, who were armed with what was believed to be a firearm and forced their way in the house,” A gardai statement read.
“Both home owners (male and female, aged in their late 80’s and early 90s) were uninjured during the incident but were treated for shock by paramedics. A large amount of cash was taken during the robbery.”
Officers are now appealing for help in tracking down the perpetrators behind this sickening crime.
“Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have information in relation to this incident to come forward.
“Gardaí are particularly interested in speaking with any person who may have seen anything unusual in Parc Mhuire between 5p.m. and 6.30p.m. yesterday evening or anyone who can assist in the investigation to contact Newbridge Garda Station on 045 431212, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”