€5,000 reward offered for information on assault and robbery of Margaret Lilly

A Buncrana businessman has put up a €5,000 euro reward for information leading to a prosecution in the case of the assault and robbery of 96 year old Margaret Lilly at Aghilly.

George McLaughlin of 'McLaughlin Motor Factors' made the gesture following the attack in the early hours of Saturday morning and is encouraging anyone with information to contact gardai directly.

Gardai in Buncrana say they are making progress in the investigation into the assault and robbery of 96 year old Margaret Lilly at Aghilly in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A man wearing dark clothing and a balaclava entered her home, punched her in the ribs, gagged her and left the house with money and cards.

Two men wearing dark clothes and speaking in what were described as 'local' accents were subsequently seen leaving the area and heading towards Tullydish.