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Burglar pulled gun on woman as her three-year-old child watched in horror

Burglar pulled gun on woman as her three-year-old child watched in horror

An armed thug burst into a Tallaght home and pulled a gun on a mother while her three-year-old child watched on in horror.

The scumbag broke into the west Dublin property and threatened the woman, who is aged in her ewarly 20s, before demanding cash.

The incident occurred at 9pm on Wednesday.

Reports indicate that the man entered at the front of the property after which he pointed the handgun at the young mum.

The assailant fled empty handed and the victims were left unharmed.

Gardai are desperate to track the thug down as he is a threat to the general public.

“The victim is completely innocent, and no matter what the reason a firearm should never be produced, not least in front of a three-year-old child, a source told The Herald.

“All it takes is for the weapon to fire accidentally”

No arrests have yet been made in relation to the incident, and officers from Tallaght Garda station are investigating.

This is the third aggravated burglary in the Dublin suburb in the last number of weeks.