Garda investigations are ongoing into a vicious assault on an elderly Carbury man.
The Leinster Leader understands that two men attacked Jim Cummins, in his late 60’s, at his home in Coonough, Carbury at 8.45pm on Monday February 20.
Mr Cummins heard a noise outside his mobile home and confronted the two men whom, it is reported, were wearing dark clothes, caps, had scarves around their faces and were brandishing hurleys.
It is understood that the men demanded money and a struggle ensued. Mr Cummins was later taken to Naas General Hospital with a broken arm.
He has since been released.
On the same night, at the Derries, Edenderry, two brothers in their 50s and 60s, and a neighbour, also in his 60s were in the brother’s home when two men entered the house at approximately 9pm.
It is suspected, but not confirmed, that the two incidents are related. The assailants were described as being 5’9” to 5’10” in height. They were dressed in dark clothes, armed with hurleys and wearing scarves.
Both had scars on the lower part of their faces. They threatened the brothers, demanded cash and threw turf and timber at them.
One of the brother was hit in the face.
The men responded by throwing a kettle of scalding water at their attackers.
Gardai report that after stealing a wallet with some cash, the two men fled.
Given that they were covered up, it’s hard to know what age they were, but they could have been aged from their late teens to their 30s.