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One year on: Gardaí renew appeal into aggravated burglary

Isobel Arthur smells a rose from her garden to remind her of her sister, Susan, who died last October. Burglars targeted their home near Raphoe last July. Photo: Brian McDaid.

Isobel Arthur smells a rose from her garden to remind her of her sister, Susan, who died last October. Burglars targeted their home near Raphoe last July. Photo: Brian McDaid.

Gardaí are renewing their appeal for information into an aggravated burglary carried out on the home of two elderly sisters a year ago this week.

Susan Arthur, who lived in the house near Raphoe along with her sister Isobel, was knocked to the ground during the course of the incident. She was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital and remained in hospital until her death on October 11th last.

The burglary took place at Feddyglass, Raphoe on July 1st last year and Gardaí are hoping people will come forward with information which may progress the investigation.

Gardaí want to hear from anyone who was in the area of Feddyglass, Raphoe (the main Letterkenny - Lifford road the N14) at the time of the aggravated burglary and may have seen unusual or suspicious behaviour or anyone who may have information concerning the aggravated burglary.

On Monday, July 1st 2013 at approximately 5pm, two men entered the home of the Arthur sisters, Isobel, aged 91, and Susan, aged 89, at Feddyglass, Raphoe.

About an hour prior to the men entering the home of the Arthur sisters, three men called to the Arthur home in a small silver car asking if the sisters wanted any painting carried out. The offer was declined and the men left.

Two of these men were the men that carried out the aggravated burglary. Miss Susan Arthur never returned home following the incident due to her injuries.

Anyone who may have any information in relation to the aggravated burglary is asked to contact Gardaí in Letterkenny on 074-9167100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

 
 
 

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