Gardai appeal for information on break-in at Don Reddan’s home

City businessman, Don Reddan, who suffered  a 'horrific experience' when tied up and robbed at his home

City businessman, Don Reddan, who suffered a 'horrific experience' when tied up and robbed at his home

GARDAI at Roxboro have said there are “no developments” since city businessman Don Reddan was tied up and robbed in his home last week.

Insurance broker Mr Reddan, the father of Irish international rugby player Eoin, was alone at his home in Ballycummin when a masked man broke into the house at around 10.30pm on Thursday night.

Mr Reddan, 74, was tied up using plastic ties and duct tape during the two-hour ordeal, after which the intruder made off with a small sum of money and a mobile phone.

Gardai made an appeal for information after the ordeal, but as of Sunday evening, said there had been no further developments in the investigation.

“This was obviously a very traumatic experience for the injured party and we are appealing to anybody with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, that will lead to the arrest of the assailant or assailants,” said a spokesman at Roxboro garda station.

It is believed that that the masked raider who broke into the house, carrying a hatchet, may have been acting in concert with others, and reports have suggested that Gardai believe it may have been the work of drug addicts. Mr Reddan was assessed at University Hospital Limerick but was discharged early on Friday morning.

He is not believed to have been seriously injured.

Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins, who lives near Mr Reddan, said the break-in was “horrific experience for Don and for his family”.

“It is extremely dangerous tying up anyone and leaving them. This could have been much more serious. Thankfully, Don was able to free himself,” said the TD, who is Fianna Fail’s justice spokesperson.

Gardai are appealing to anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the area between 10pm and 12.30am to contact Roxboro garda station on 061 214340 or alternatively call the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.


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