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Arrest following terrifying burglary in Rathfeigh

Thursday, 8th May, 2014 11:44am

Story by Noelle Finnegan
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Arrest following terrifying burglary in Rathfeigh
Arrest following terrifying burglary in Rathfeigh

A woman and her three-year-old child endured a horrific ordeal last night after four men forced their way into their home in the Rathfeigh area at around 11pm.
The men were armed with a small handgun, a knife and an axe and smashed the front door of the house to gain entry. They tied up the woman. Her three-year-old daughter was also present at the time.
The raiders ransacked the house and took legally held firearms, ammunition and personal items. They also stole the woman’s car which was later found abandoned close to the M50 at the N2 exit.
In a follow-up operation in Rathmines, a number of flats were searched and a 22-year-old male was arrested at the scene. A number of firearms were recovered along with other property.
A BMW that was hijacked the day before in Dublin City Centre was also recovered. The 22-year-old man is being detained in Terenure Garda Station where he is being questioned by detectives from Ashbourne and Terenure.
The woman and child were extremely traumatised but were otherwise uninjured.
Ashbourne Gardai are investigating.

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