Monday 22 January 2018

Plucky pensioner 'not frightened' by home raiders

By David Tucker

Aubrey Fuller at his home in Taghmon last week.
Aubrey Fuller at his home in Taghmon last week.

A 90-year-old retired vet said he didn't feel unduly alarmed when four masked raiders burst in, demanding money from him at his isolated home.

'They barged their way in. They pushed their way past me and demanded money,' said plucky Aubrey Fuller, of Harriestown, Taghmon, who handed over cash he had received as a present on his 90th birthday, two days earlier.

'I thought there's something funny here, but I wasn't frightened. My life wasn't being threatened, they weren't threatening to cut my throat or anything like that,' said Aubrey, speaking to this newspaper from his modest home at the end of a cul-de-sac in the rural townland.

He said the raid took place a couple of days after he celebrated his birthday with family and friends in Enniscorthy.

'I didn't have a great deal of money and I gave them all the money I had,' he said, 'they left after about 40 minutes, but I didn't see or hear a car.'

Aubrey, a published author, said the raiders arrived just as it was getting dark last Wednesday night.

He said the men were very focussed on demanding money from him and took little if anything else.

Wexford People

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