GARDAÍ are continuing to investigate an aggravated burglary in Clonea Power which took place last week.
An elderly couple were subjected to the ordeal when two people broke into their home located beside their shop on Tuesday last January 9th around 9pm.
Local Gardaí and the Regional Support Unit responded but the suspects fled with a sum of cash in a vehicle in an unknown direction.
Cathaoirleach of the Comeragh District Cllr Seanie Power (FG) said there is shock and concern within the locality following the incident, particularly amongst elderly people living alone.
He complimented Gardaí for their ongoing work in addressing rural crime, particularly in relation to supporting the Text Alert initiative.
Cllr Power is Chairperson of Comeragh Community Text Alert which was recently established and also includes Michael Curran as Secretary as well as Joint Treasurers Mary Power and Catherine Power.
The catchment area for the group encompasses Clonea Power, Rathgormack, Carrickbeg and Windgap.
Cllr Power said the group will hold another meeting shortly and he is encouraging everyone in the area to get involved.
He is also advising people to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.
Gardaí spoke to locals after Mass in Clonea Power on Saturday night in an attempt to seek further information on last Tuesday’s incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact either Kilmacthomas (051-295630) or Tramore (051-391620) Garda Stations.