Friday 21 October 2016

Gardai search for man with 'fresh wounds' after terrifying aggravated burglary in broad daylight

Garda: File photo
Garda: File photo

Gardai are hunting a man with a freshly-scratched face who assaulted a woman during an aggravated burglary.

The terrifying incident happened in the Osprey/Orwell area, Templeogue, Dublin 6 yesterday morning at around 11.20am.

A man broke into a house in the Osprey area of Templeogue. A young woman was the only person in the house at the time . This woman was assaulted during the incident.

The scene was preserved and technically examined. An incident room has been established at Terenure Garda Station and house to house enquiries are being carried out.

The suspected offender is described as being male, aged between 40–50 years, of average height with short hair. He has a very thin face, pock marked complexion and pale skin. He was clean shaven. This man spoke with an Irish accent. He was wearing black clothing and possibly a sleevless jacket.

He also wore a dark coloured baseball cap and dark sunglasses throughout the incident.

The man received a number of scratches to his face during the incident and a cut to his right index finger. These wounds should still be fresh.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact then at Terenure Garda Station on 01 6666400, the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

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