Gardai investigate aggravated burglary on Tipperary border

Anne O'Grady

Reporter:

Anne O'Grady

Gardai are investigating

Aggravated burglary on Tipperary border

Gardaí are investigating an aggravated burglary on the Tipperary/Offaly border after a man in his 50s was reportedly beaten by a number of intruders in his home in Glasderry Beg, Brosna, Birr, County Offaly.

Intruders were said to have broken into a farmhouse at around 2am – they escaped with a small amount of cash while the victim walked to a neighbour’s house to raise the alarm.

The man was brought to Tullamore Hospital where his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
No arrests have been made and anyone with information is asked to contact the gardai.

Speaking at Birr Garda Station today Superintendent Martin Cashen said ‘We are appealing to farmers, residents and landowners in the Shinrone area to keep a look out for clothing possibly discarded in fields or hedges.

"Also any suspicious persons or vehicles in the Drumakeenan and Glassderrybeg areas on the N62 Birr to Roscrea Road that was noticed last night or in the days leading up to the incident."

Gardai say that if any items believed to be related to the burglary are discovered, they ask not to disturb the scene and contact Birr GS immediately on 057-9169710’.