Elderly couple attacked by burglars in Tipperary

Man in 90s hospitalised, wife in 80s uninjured following assault by two intruders

The couple were attacked in their home by two men who broke into their home on the Old Dublin Road in Roscrea. Photograph: Google

The couple were attacked in their home by two men who broke into their home on the Old Dublin Road in Roscrea. Photograph: Google

 

An elderly couple were attacked by burglars in their home in Co Tipperary on Sunday night.

The incident happened on the Old Dublin Road in Roscrea and was reported at 11.40pm, according to investigating gardaí.

A spokesman said the husband and wife were assaulted by two men who broke into their house through a side window and who stole a quantity of cash.

“The man, who is in his 90s, was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise by ambulance suffering from head injuries. The woman, who is in her 80s, was not injured,” the spokesman added.

He said the scene of the incident had been preserved for a forensic examination and the investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information should contact Roscrea Garda Station on 0505-24230, he added.