Updated: 01/09/17 : 07:07:54
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Louth pensioners home burgled by garda imposters

A manhunt has been launched for two men who broke into a pensioner's home in Co Louth after claiming to be gardaí.

The man (79) was not physically hurt in the incident in Drogheda, but a sum of €3,500 in cash was taken from his home.

The attack happened on Wednesday at midday on Duleek Street in the town.

Gardaí described one of the men as tall, dark haired and wearing dark clothing.

The second man is described as being shorter and wearing light coloured clothing.

Gardaí added: "The suspects left the house with a sum of money. No arrests have been made and no injuries were reported and investigations are ongoing."

Justin Moran from Age Action urged communities to be vigilant to protect their elderly neighbours.

He said: "It's a relief that this man was not physically hurt, but it brings home the worry about criminals and thugs like this who may be targeting older people."