Paramedics launch fundraiser for siblings robbed at knifepoint in Cork 11 months ago

Paramedics launch fundraiser for siblings robbed at knifepoint in Cork

The public has rallied around the Cork siblings after the attack.

A fundraiser has been launched to help two elderly siblings who were robbed in Co. Cork.

The siblings were robbed at knifepoint at a house in North Cork city.

The burglar stole a sum of cash and threatened them during the horrifying ordeal.

The public has been asked to support 79-year-old Gerry O'Halloran and his 83-year-old sister Mary.

Mary was visiting her brother at his home when the attack took place.

Over €25,000 has been raised so far.

The paramedics Keith Harrington and Sean Healy set up the GoFundMe in a bid to return some of their savings.

Advertisement

"They are an elderly brother and sister and have been deeply traumatised by their experience."

"They were held at knifepoint in their home for over an hour," they revealed.

Both Mary and Gerry are receiving treatment at the Mercy Hospital in Cork. Their injuries are not life-threatening, but they are both incredibly shaken after the incident.

"It would be great if we could alleviate their financial worries at least," the paramedics shared.

Gardaí have launched a full investigation into the burglary.

The incident occurred yesterday morning shortly after 7.30 am.

"Gardai are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary which took place at a residential property in the Gurranabraher area of Cork City on Sunday, 13th February 2022.

"Shortly after 7.30 am a man (70s) and woman (80s) were threatened at knifepoint by a male intruder in the course of a burglary at a house on Boyce’s Street.

The intruder left the scene with a sum of cash. Witnesses should contact Gardaí immediately.

You can donate here.