Gardaí launch renewed appeal over burglary and assault by six armed men in Donegal 11 months ago

Gardaí launch renewed appeal over burglary and assault by six armed men in Donegal

The incident occurred on this day last year.

Gardaí are appealing to the public for information in relation to an aggravated burglary and serious assault which took place at a house in Donegal on 18 November, 2019.


The incident in question occurred at a house in Coneyburrow Road in Lifford.

At approximately 7.35pm on the evening in question, six males entered the home of a man, armed with a number of weapons and a firearm, and proceeded to assault him. The man received a number of injuries as a result of the incident.

Gardaí are appealing to any person who may have information in relation to this incident to come forward.

Gardaí are particularly interested in the movements of a small white van, which was observed entering and exiting the Coneyburrow Estate in Lifford between 7.30pm and 7.40pm.

Gardaí want to speak to the owner or driver of this van.

The make and model of the van is not clear from CCTV footage, however, Gardaí believe it is, or is similar to, a Citroen Berlingo or Peugeot Partner.

The van travelled to Coneyburrow from the Clady / Cloughfin direction and entered the estate at 7.33pm. The van is later observed exiting the estate at 7.38pm towards Castlefin.


Anyone who recognises this van or is aware of its movements on the night in question is being asked to come forward.

Also, anyone who was in the vicinity of the Coneyburrow Estate on the evening, between the hours of 7.15pm and 8pm, is also asked to contact Gardaí.

In January 2020, investigating Gardaí arrested and detained one male under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

Anyone with any information should contact the Incident Room at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 916 7100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.