Gardaí in Sligo are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary at a house in Carrickbanagher near Coolooney.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30am this morning when the occupant of the house was threatened and assaulted by a male intruder. It’s understood the intruder, who was wearing dark clothing, left the house on foot with a number of undisclosed items along with a sum of cash.

The alarm was raised when another family member returned home a short time later. The injured party was taken to hospital and treated for injuries described as non life threatening.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in Drumfin between midnight and 3am and witnessed any suspicious activity to contact them.

They are also appealing to motorists who may have offered someone a lift or noticed anything suspicious on the following routes between 1:00am and 3:30am, to come forward.

  • Ballymote town towards Drumfin (R293)
  • N17 between Cooloney and Tubbercurry
  • N4 between Colooney and Drumfin

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sligo Garda Station 071-9157000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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