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Gang attack Youth charged in connection with aggravated burglary which left Kildare OAP hospitalised

Garda believe a Ballyfermot gang targeted the Kildare man (72) after he advertised a scrambler bike for sale

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Leixlip Garda station

Leixlip Garda station

Leixlip Garda station

A youth has been arrested and charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in Kildare.

The burglary, which occurred at a residential property in Kildare, left a 72-year-old man in serious condition in hospital.

The boy charged appeared before the Children's District Court before 2pm on Thursday.

A spokesperson for An Gardaí Siochana said: "The male youth arrested in connection with an aggravated burglary that occurred at a residential property in Ardrass Lower, Celbridge, County Kildare, on the evening of Tuesday, 8th February, 2022, has been charged."

The teen was arrested in a follow up search after the burglary which occurred on February 8th, and detained at Leixlip Garda Station.

A number of men gained entry to a lock-up shed on private property at approximately 9.30pm, and were attempting to remove items from the shed when the owner disturbed them.

The owner was assaulted before the suspects fled the scene on foot. One of the suspects left the scene on a scrambler bike, which was stolen from the property.

Garda believe a Ballyfermot gang were behind the robbery, and are on the hunt for the other suspects.

It is reported that the gang targeted the elderly man after he advertised a scrambler bike for sale.

Gardaí are appealing for any person who may have noticed any unusual activity in the Adrass Lower area last night is asked to make contact with investigating Gardaí.

They have also asked any road users who were travelling in Adrass Lower between 9p.m. and 10p.m. and may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leixlip Garda Station on 01 666 7800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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