Woman thought she would be raped and murdered during parochial house robbery

A woman attacked in St Aengus parochial house in Burt feared she was going to be raped and murdered by three armed robbers, according to the local priest.

The robbery happened on Ash Wednesday evening after Burt Parish Priest Fr Gerry Sweeney had left at 645pm to celebrate Mass in a nearby church.

Three men broke through the priests back door before demanding the whereabouts and the combination of the safe from the woman who was inside.

The woman, who is her 50s, had arrived earlier in the day to help tidy up after construction repair work.

Fr Sweeney says it was a terrible ordeal for her...

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