Community Needs To Come Together To Overcome "Cowardly Criminals"

A Westmeath councillor reacts to a spate of violent burglaries in the county.

Two aggravated burglaries in the midlands are being described as "scary and frightening."

A man in his 70s and a couple in their 70s and 80s respectively were assaulted at their homes in Athlone in separate incidents in the space of a week.

In both cases, two people were involved in the aggravated burglaries and cash was taken from the homes.

Gardaí are investigating a possible link between the two incidents.

Westmeath Fianna Fáil Councillor Frankie Keena is encouraging anyone with information to get in touch with Gardaí:

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