Appeal as burglars target elderly Donegal woman

Tuesday 15 January 2013 11.05
Gardaí in Ballyshannon are appealing for witnesses
Gardaí in Ballyshannon are appealing for witnesses

Gardaí are appealing for information following a burglary at the home of an elderly woman in the Pettigo area of Donegal.

Three men wearing hooded tops pushed the 78-year-old woman to the ground in her home in the townland of Belalt at 10.10pm on Saturday night.

They stole money from her and ransacked her home before leaving in a car in the direction of Pettigo village.

The woman made her way to the road and flagged down a passing motorist who took her to a neighbour’s house.

The woman was the victim of another burglary at her home last November.

Earlier this month, a 96-year-old woman was punched in the ribs during a burglary at her home in Buncrana.

Community alert activists have called on the Government to tackle the problem of burglaries on the elderly.

Keywords: donegal, pettigo