Elderly man threatened with hammer

AN elderly man was robbed by a man wielding a hammer at his home in Kildare town last weekend. It is understood there was a knock on the man’s door at approximately 10.45pm on Friday October 14.

AN elderly man was robbed by a man wielding a hammer at his home in Kildare town last weekend. It is understood there was a knock on the man’s door at approximately 10.45pm on Friday October 14.

When he answered the door, he was confronted by a man who threatened him with a hammer and demanded money from him. The culprit then went to get money from the elderly man’s pockets. He fled the scene and made off in a dark coloured car which was followed as far as Milltown by people in the Fairview area. The man was particularly shaken by the ordeal but was not physically hurt. He was taken to Naas Hospital to get checked over as a precaution as he suffers from asthma. Gardai in Kildare said this was an aggravated burglary and investigations are progressing.