Gardai investigating as family are robbed in their home by knife wielding gang
Gardaí at Granard are investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred at a house in Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford in the early hours of the morning.
At approximately 1.30am a number of males entered the house and threatened the occupants at knife point.
The occupants managed to raise the alarm and Gardaí arrived as the intruders were leaving the scene.
A 41-year-old male was arrested by Gardaí following a foot pursuit.
A 24-year-old male was later arrested near the scene during a follow up operation involving Garda Units from Granard and Longford Stations.
All property taken during the course of the burglary has been recovered.
A car has also been seized by Gardaí as part of the investigation.
The two men are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Granard and Longford Garda Stations. The can be held for up to 24 hours.
The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.