Wednesday 24 May 2017

Man charged following late night knife burglary on two women in their home

Highfield Avenue, Cork. Picture: Google Maps
Highfield Avenue, Cork. Picture: Google Maps
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A man has appeared in court after an aggravated burglary where two women were threatened with a knife.

Gardai are investigating the incident which took place on Highfield Avenue, College Road, Cork shortly before midnight on Thursday.

A garda spokesman said: "At approximately 11.50pm on Thursday night a man knocked on the door of a house. 

"He burst into the house armed with a knife and threatened the two females (early 20s) who were in the house at the time.

"Both women were threatened with the knife but were uninjured. He left the house with a small sum of money, handbags and phones."

The man left the scene on foot and a description of the suspect was circulated and gardaí arrested a man in his early 30s a short distance away. 

He was taken to Togher Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He was charged in relation to the incident and appeared before Cork District Court this afternoon and was remanded in custody.

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