Woman threatened with knife in Athlone break-in

A woman was threatened with a knife during a burglary in Athlone last night.

Shortly after 11 o’clock, a man entered a house in Brawny Close and encountered the female occupant of the property in the kitchen.

After threatening her, he stole a small amount of cash from her and left the scene.

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The woman was badly shook by the crime, but wasn’t physically injured.

Sergeant Andrew Haran is from Athlone Garda station.