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Elderly women living alone targeted by masked men

The burglars entered the homes of the women in two nearby Wexford towns before stealing property.

New Ross Garda station.
New Ross Garda station.
Image: Screengrab from Google maps

MASKED BURGLARS ENTERED the homes of two elderly women in separate incidents in Co. Wexford last night.

The aggravated burglaries took place in the early hours of this morning at the homes of both women who live alone.

In the first incident a number of masked men, believed to be three, entered the home of the woman in Ramsgrange before searching the house and stealing a small amount of property.

Four men are believed to have been involved in the second incident when they entered the house of another elderly woman in nearby Fethard-on-Sea and took the keys to her car which was later found burnt out a short distance away.

No injuries were sustained in either incident according to Gardaí but small amounts of property were stolen in both.

Investigating Gardaí are anxious to speak to anyone who may have seen a dark coloured saloon car which was seen in the Ramsgrange and Fethard-on- Sea areas in the early hours of this morning  2 August.

Anyone with information in relation to both of these incidents is asked to contact New Ross Garda Station 051-426030, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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Rónán Duffy

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