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Pensioner punched during robbery in Donegal

A 96-year-old woman has been punched and gagged during a robbery in Donegal.

A masked man entered the bedroom of her house at Aghilly near Buncrana and demanded money.

He assaulted her before leaving with her handbag containing some money and bank cards.

The woman was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for observation but her injuries are not thought to be serious.

The woman alerted GardaĆ­ by activating her panic button at 12.30 GMT on Saturday.

Two men wearing dark clothes and speaking with local accents were seen leaving the area afterwards and heading in the direction of Tullydish.