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Gardaí appeal for information following burglaries at homes of elderly

WITNESSES are being sought after the homes of elderly people in Ennis and Clarecastle were targetted by burglars last week. Both incidents occurred on Friday night, December 4, with gardaí in Ennis appealing to anybody with any information to contact them.
The first burglary took place in a house in the Crescent on St Senan’s Road Ennis. At approximately7.40pm an elderly couple were downstairs in their home when they heard a loud noise upstairs. The elderly man went up the stairs and saw that a lock on a bedroom had been opened and that a hall window was open. When he looked out he saw a male wearing a peaked cap sitting on a flat roof of the house. This male then made his escape. There was nothing taken in this burglary, gardaí have confirmed.
The second burglary occurred around 8.45pm in a house in Manusmore, Clarecastle. An elderly man who was in bed heard a loud bang in his kitchen. When he went out to see what had happened he saw that the glass in two back doors in his kitchen had been smashed and an office in a shed in his yard had been broken into. A sum of money and a credit card had been stolen.
Crime Prevention Officer with Clare Gardaí Sergeant Triona Brooks has urged anybody who may be able to assist gardaí in investigating these burglaries to contact them.
“We are looking for anyone that has any information or anyone who was in the area of St Senan’s Road and Manusmore last Friday evening and may have seen anything or anyone who has dashcam footage to contact Ennis Garda Station on 6848100,” she said.

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