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Gardaí appeal for information on men who beat Wicklow pensioner with iron bar

The assault occurred when three men broke into the pensioner’s (a man in his late 80s) home on the night of 16 March.

shillelagh Shillelagh, Co Wicklow Source: Google Maps

GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for information from the public regarding a house burglary in which a pensioner was assaulted with an iron bar.

The aggravated burglary happened at the house in Shillelagh, near Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, last Wednesday 16 March.

Three men entered the house on that date at around 9.10pm when the pensioner, a man in his late 80s, was on his own.

The burglars threatened the man, demanded money from him, and assaulted him repeatedly with an iron bar.

The men then made their escape having stolen cash and jewellery from their victim.

The men responsible are of average height. Two of them are of slim build while the other is of stockier appearance, while all three are aged in their 20s or 30s. All three had their faces covered throughout the incident.

Their victim is currently recovering in hospital. His condition is described as stable.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Baltinglass Garda station on 059 6482610, on the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111, or at any Garda station.

They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the Ballynulty, Shillelagh area prior to the incident.

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