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Aggravated burglary Gardai hunting masked gang who stole 'large sum' of cash from elderly Newbridge residents

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Gardai are hunting a gang of masked men who burst into a house in Co Kildare last night before making off with a large sum of money. 

The terrified residents, who are both elderly, were treated for shock after the aggravated burglary incident in Newbridge.

The drama unfolded after one of the home owners answered the front door to four or five masked men, who were armed with what was believed to be a firearm, at approximately 5.15pm.

The gang then forced their way in the house and managed to locate a large amount of cash.

The home owners, a male and female, aged in their late 80s and early 90s, were not injured but were were treated for shock by paramedics.

Gardaí in Newbridge have issued an appeal this afternoon and have asked any person who may have information in relation to this incident to come forward.

“Gardaí are particularly interested in speaking with any person who may have seen anything unusual in Parc Mhuire between 5pm and 6.30pm yesterday evening,” the Garda Press Office said.

“Anyone who can assist in the investigation (is asked) to contact Newbridge Garda Station on 045 431212, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”

Gardai say investigations are ongoing.

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