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Elderly man in shock after raiders with screwdrivers break into his home

The two men robbed a small amount of cash before fleeing.

File photo of the Donadea area
File photo of the Donadea area
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AN ELDERLY MAN is in shock after raiders forced their way into his rural Co Kildare home on Thursday night.

Two men, armed with screwdrivers, pushed their way into the Donadea home of the man who is in his 70s. One man is understood to have been wearing a scarf over his face.

They robbed a small amount of cash before fleeing.

Both men are described as being 5′ 9″ or 10″ in height, of thin build, and wearing dark clothing.

Sergeant Paul Reilly of Clane Garda Station said the pensioner became suspicious when a car drove into his backyard with no lights on at 7pm.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for anyone in the Donadea or Tiermohan area who witnessed anything unusual between 6.30pm and 7.30pm to contact them at 045 868 262 or at Naas Garda Station on 045 884 300.

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