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traumatising Gardaí on Crimecall appeal for information on aggravated burglary in Donegal

The incident left a grandmother in her 80s and her 18-year-old granddaughter traumatised


Gardai shared images of two items taken during robbery

Gardai shared images of two items taken during robbery

Gardai shared images of two items taken during robbery

Gardaí who featured on Sunday's episode of Crimecall have appealed for information on two suspects linked to an aggravated burglary in Donegal.

The incident which occurred on Saturday December 11th 2021 left a grandmother in her 80s and her 18-year-old granddaughter traumatised.

Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are investigating the burglary, which occured between 4am and 6am, at a home in Meenaharnish, Ballymagan, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

The two women occupying the house were awake in the home until approximately 1.40am.

They both went to their own rooms and one stayed awake until 3am.

A car was seen approaching from nearby CCTV at approximately 4am and it stayed there until approximately 6am.

The suspects entered the home by breaking in through a rear window and went straight to the bedroom of one of the victims.

The first suspect was carrying a metal bar and was not wearing a mask, meanwhile, the second suspect was wearing a blue disposable mask.

The first suspect took the victim by the arm, out of her bed to the living room, where he asked her for money. Both suspects then searched the living room before the first suspect went upstairs and brought down the second victim.

Both victims were then brought into a bedroom by both suspects. The second suspect stayed with them while the first suspect searched the house.

A car drove past the house with headlights on two occasions.

The second suspect called out the time shortly before 6am and both men left.

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During the burglary, several pieces of jewellery were stolen including a silver locket pendant, a solid gold rope chain, a heart shaped gold locked on a gold chain, a gold ring with a single red stone and a gold sovereign ring.

A white iPhone 12 was also taken during the robbery.

The first suspect is described as being in his Mid 30’s, average height/build, with a Derry/Border Accent. He had brown/reddish brown facial hair (not ginger) and pale skin.

He wore dark Under Armour brand tracksuit bottoms, dark hoodie with the hood up, dark gloves.

The second suspect is described as being in his early 20’s, of average height / build with a Derry/Border accent. His hair colour is unknown.

He wore black Nike shoes with 3D lines across the top, a long black knee length puffer coat down to his knees, a blue disposable face mask and blue gloves.

Gardai have appealed for anyone travelling in the Meenaharnish, Carnbrea, Quigley’s point, through Muff/Derry Border area on the 11th December 2021 anytime between 5.30 to 6.30am to come forward.

They have asked locals if they noticed a black 2006-2011 model Volkswagen Passat in the area, or if they have any information in relation to the movements of the vehicle.

Gardaí have also appealed for any information in relation to the suspects’ involved in this crime or that may assist the investigation.

They have also asked the public if they know the whereabouts or have any information in relation to the stolen property taken, that might assist the investigation.

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