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Hooded men rob 69-year-old man on his driveway

Police are appealing for information after a 69-year-old man was robbed at knifepoint on the drive of his Merthyr home by three hooded men.

Swansea Road, Merthyr. Credit: Google Street View

Police say the attack happened at around 11.15pm on Thursday 14th January on Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil.

Three men wearing dark clothes and balaclava’s have approached the 69 year old victim as he got out of his car on his driveway.

The male victim was grabbed by one of the offenders and threatened with a knife whilst demanding money from within his home.

Thankfully no injuries were sustained to the victim.

– Detective Inspector Paul Mahoney

The offenders left with a quantity of cash, mobile phones and the victim’s car – a grey Mitsubishi L200 - registration CK59 ZFE which was driven towards Heolgerrig.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Lucky escape as car smashes into bungalow

Both a driver and a homeowner had a lucky escape after a car left the road, crashed through a garden wall and smashed through the front wall of a bungalow.

South Wales Police say the collision, involving a Nissan Micra, happened in Quakers Yard, Treharris near Merthyr on Thursday.

Despite damage to the front garden wall and the gate - not to mention the front of the home - police say there were no injuries.

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