Cow­ardly as­sault

Au­gust 1992

Bray People - - NEWS -

A de­fence­less 83 year old man was the vic­tim of a cow­ardly at­tack which net­ted his as­sailants a pal­try £25 at his iso­lated west Wick­low home least week­end.

The el­derly ten­ant, who walks with the aid of a stick, was roughed up by three men who en­tered his house and de­manded money dur­ing broad day­light last Satur­day.

He was alerted to the in­truder by the sound of his dog bark­ing at 2.40 p.m. in the af­ter­noon and went to the front door where he was con­fronted by three men, two of whom are thought to have been in their twen­ties and the other man in his fifties.

The gang pushed the vic­tim back in­side the house and de­manded money from him, knock­ing him to the ground when he re­fused to hand over any­thing of value.

In the course of the at­tack the men searched their vic­tim’s pock­ets and burnt his walk­ing stick in a kitchen fire be­fore ran­sack­ing his house. They made off a short time later with £25 in cash and one or two per­sonal items. The same gang were also spot­ted that same day at other lo­ca­tions in Bless­ing­ton. They ap­peared to have made their get­away in a car bear­ing English reg­is­tra­tion plates.

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