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Mitchelstown

Masked, armed raiders shoot man during burglary

The man, aged 59, sustained a minor wound to his leg. The raiders left with cash and a BMW car.

A MAN WAS shot in the leg during a burglary led by masked raiders in Co Cork last Thursday.

Gardaí said today they are appealing for information following the burglary, which occurred at a house in Mitchelstown, Co Cork on Thursday 13 June 2013.

They said that at approximately 11pm, four masked and armed raiders entered the residence of a 59-year-old male at Carrigane, Mitchelstown.

A number of shots were fired and the man sustained a minor gun shot wound to his leg during the incident.

Two females, also aged in their 50s, were present in the house at the time.

The three occupants of the house were tied up by the masked raiders. The burglars then left the scene with a small amount of cash, and also took a wine-coloured BMW car with them.

This car, which has a partial registration number LB10, was later seen travelling on the M8 motorway, said gardaí.

The injured man was taken to Cork University Hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. He has since been released.

Gardaí are appealing for information, and in particular to anybody in the vicinity between 10.30pm and 11.30pm or who may have observed a wine-coloured BMW to contact the incident room at Mitchelstown garda station on 025 84833.

Alternatively, they can contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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