Pensioners in north Dublin targets of assault in recent burglaries

Pensioners have been targeted in a spate of burglaries that have been carried out in the Glasnevin area. Over the past four days residents of Ballygall Road east Glasnevin on Dublin’s Northside were assaulted and threatened and knife point. The gated estate on Ballygall road is run by an organisation called Fold Ireland who redeveloped the site in recent years offering sustainable homes and a community hub.

The two men in their sixties and one in his 80’s were threatened in their homes. The first man in his 60’s responded to his doorbell to find an intruder at his door. "He answered a knock to the door, was confronted by a lone male armed with a knife. It is suspected he broke his ribs and caused other serious damage to his legs and arms," a source told the Irish Independent.

A few days later another two men were assaulted it is unknown how the two men gained entry to the homes. They struck on the evening of the 29th of August and bound the men and stole €1000 worth of electronic equipment. One of the men remained tied up for almost three hours before he managed to get help.

The Gardaí have carried out an investigation of the area, they have yet to arrest any suspects. Anyone with information can contact Santry Garda Station on 01-6664000.

We recommend that all HomeSecure customers in the north Dublin area ensure that they set their alarm, the can check this on the app and wish everyone stays safe. Remember your alarm panel has panic button in the event of an emergency.