Shocking photos of 89-year-old victim of vicious robbery
Eva Sutton suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs and a broken nose during the violent burglary at her home in Bray on Thursday morning.
Two men broke into the 89-year-old's home at around 5am on Thursday morning before tying her up.
They then subjected her to a horrific 30-minute beating that left the pensioner in need of hospital care.
Ms Sutton's daughter Amanda told the Herald about the ordeal: "They broke in through the front door, they tied her up and then they left her black and blue.
"They wanted money and jewellery and they kept beating her," she said.
The thieves eventually left with some of her jewellery.
After the thugs made their escape, Ms Sutton managed to make her way out onto the street to seek help.
Shockingly, a man who was standing just across the road at a bus stop ignored her desperate cries.
Emergency services were eventually called and Ms Sutton was rushed to St Vincent's Hospital, where she is being treated for her horrific injuries.
"She's in hospital at the moment with a punctured lung, a broken nose and broken ribs.
"She's currently under surveillance but she's talking," Amanda said.
Detectives from Bray Garda Station are investigating the incident.
No arrests have yet been made.
However, sources have indicated that two chief suspects are being sought in relation to the aggravated burglary.
One of them is a man aged in his early 20s from the Bray area, who has several previous convictions for burglary and theft.
The other suspect is a man aged in his early 30s, from the Ballybrack area.