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€10,000 reward offered for information on gang attacking pensioners in Donegal

The community have come together to try and put an end to the attacks on the elderly.

Image: Eamonn Farrell via Photocall Ireland

A COMMUNITY IN Donegal have come together to try and stop a gang of burglars that have been beating and robbing pensioners.

An open meeting was held in the Manor Resource Centre in Manorcunningham, Co Donegal this week where more than 1,500 people gathered.

A €10,000 award has been put together by the community for information leading to the arrest of this gang.

Detective Sergeant Michael Galvin told TheJournal.ie that:

There’s been approximately six attacks in the last two and half weeks. Four of those have been cases were elderly people were physically attacked and  held down while being robbed.

He also said “The fact that €10,000 was raised shows the depth of anger in the community over this.”

Sergeant Galvin said that extra resources have been put in place by the gardaí and that “no stone will be left unturned in this investigation”.

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