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Tuesday 25 October 2016

Four masked men armed with shotgun stage aggravated burglary at home of restaurant owner

Published 26/05/2015 | 07:48

Wicklow Heather restaurant. Photo: Google Maps
Wicklow Heather restaurant. Photo: Google Maps

Four masked men armed with a shotgun tied up a man in a house in Co Wicklow last night and robbed his employer when he arrived home from the local restaurant he runs.

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The incident unfolded when the owner of the Wicklow Heather restaurant in the town of Laragh and his wife arrived home around midnight.

The woman noticed there was a group of men in the house and called gardai.

She then left but her husband was confronted by the masked gang who threatened him with a shotgun.

The men had earlier tied up an employee of the couple and waited for them to return home.

The raiders took a small amount of cash and a mobile phone before fleeing the scene.

There were no reports of injuries and no arrests have been made to date.

Gardai in Ashford are investigating.

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