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Shotgun wielding burglars rob Wicklow restaurateur

Wicklow Heather
Wicklow Heather

Four masked thugs armed with a shotgun tied up a restaurant employee before robbing a Wicklow restaurateur.

The owner of the Wicklow Heather restaurant in Laragh and his wife arrived home around midnight.

The woman noticed there was a group of men in the house and called gardai.

She then left but her husband was confronted by the masked gang who threatened him with a shotgun.

The men had earlier tied up an employee of the couple and waited for them to return home.

The raiders took a small amount of cash and a mobile phone before fleeing the scene.

There were no reports of injuries and no arrests have been made to date.

Gardai in Ashford are investigating.