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Saturday 16 December 2017

Woman tied up and assaulted as two raiders ransack home

A DUBLIN woman was tied up during a terrifying raid on her home.

Two thugs broke into the house in the Smithfield area of the city in the terrifying early morning attack this week.

They escaped with a small amount of property and caused €1,500 worth of damage.

The woman, aged 40, was left badly shaken in the incident and suffered cuts and bruises.

She was assaulted by one of the men however she did not suffer any major injuries. Gardai have launched an investigation into the incident, which happened at a house on Coleraine Street in Dublin's north inner city at around 4am.

It is understood that the two raiders broke into the premises and that the woman, who was on her own, was threatened as they demanded cash.

The victim was restrained but managed to free herself and escaped from the house.

She locked the door, but the thugs managed to break a window to the rear of the house before making their escape.

It is unclear whether they made their way from the scene on foot, or if they had a vehicle.

The men both wore hooded jumpers and gloves and spoke with Dublin accents. Officers from the Bridewell garda station are investigating the aggravated burglary.

Anyone with any information on the case has been urged to contact Bridewell garda station on 01 666 8200.

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