CRIMEWAVE HORROR AS TWO MORE PENSIONERS ATTACKED – BUT THIS TIME THEY FOUGHT BACK

first_imgGARDAI are investigating yet another attack on pensioners in Co Donegal.Several raiders broke into the home of two brothers in Manorcunningham last night and demanded money.But for once this gang got more than they bargained for as the well-known and respected local farmers fought back – and HIT the raiders with a brush shaft. The thieves left the house empty-handed.“One of the brothers grabbed a brush shaft and started battering the thieves. One of them ran squealing from the house,” said a friend.“Luckily they were able to defend themselves, but for this to happen again in our county is going to frighten people throughout our rural communities. It’s just outrageous.”Yet another attack in the county following at least a dozen raids on pensioners in the past 10 days has left many rural communities across County Donegal. On Saturday night 77-year-old Phyllis McGee was pushed to the ground twice by three masked men who kicked in her front door outside Pettigo. They made off with a small sum of money.Cllr Michael McMahon called for more Garda resources to tackle the raiders.“It’s a disgrace that elderly people in our society are being subjected to this sickening behaviour,” he said.“Communities across Donegal are frightened.”Last week eight homes in Raphoe and Convoy were raided. A widow had her husband’s wedding ring stolen during one incident. And Greta Lilly, 96, was punched in the ribs when her house was raided in Buncrana.No-one has been charged in relation to any of the attacks.CRIMEWAVE HORROR AS TWO MORE PENSIONERS ATTACKED – BUT THIS TIME THEY FOUGHT BACK was last modified: January 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CRIMEWAVE HORROR AS TWO MORE PENSIONERS ATTACKED – BUT THIS TIME THEY FOUGHT BACKmanorcunninghamlast_img read more