Two men arrested following aggravated burglary

Two men arrested following aggravated burglary

Two men are in garda custody following an aggravated burglary which took place at around 1:30am yesterday.

A family were in their home in the Cloverwell estate in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford, when a number of armed men entered the property and threatened the six people inside.

It is believed that four adults and two children were in the house at the time, but it is not known if the children woke up during the incident.

The occupants managed to raise the alarm before the burglars left the scene.

A 41-year-old man was apprehended following a foot pursuit shortly after gardaí arrived.

Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man was arrested as part of a follow-up operation involving gardai from Granard and Longford garda stations.

All stolen property has been recovered. A car has also been seized as part of the operation.

Both men are currently being held at Granard and Longford garda stations and can be held for up to 24 hours.