Gardai seek information about attempted robbery in Ballyheerin

Gardai at Milford are appealing for information following an attempted robbery at a house at Ballyheerin, Kilmacrennan on Saturday night last.

At approximately 11:45pm, two armed and masked men entered the house and threratened a fifty year old woman before leaving empty handed. The woman, who was alone in the house at the time, was unharmed but traumatised.

The two men were armed with a small hatchet, and what appeared to be a handgun.

The first man is described as 5’10" in height. He was wearing a dark coat and leggings. There were 2 distinctive white stripes down the back of the coat. He spoke with what is described as a local accent.

The second male is described as 5'11" in height and of thin build.  He wore dark clothing and a grey scarf and dark woollen cap.

Both men are thought to be aged in their forties or early fifties.

The incident lasted approximately 10 minutes before the assailants made off on foot.

Gardai say they also wish to speak to the occupants of a blue van observed in the vicinity prior to the incident, who may be in apposition to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milford Garda Station on 074 9153060, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.