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Gardai investigating as family are robbed in their home by knife wielding gang

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Gardai are investigating the incident as an aggravated burglary
Gardai are investigating the incident as an aggravated burglary

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.