Saturday 27 December 2014

Man (18) taken by two armed men to disused farmhouse before they burgled his home and assaulted his family

Man believed he was meeting a prospective buyer for his car at 11.30pm

Published 21/07/2014 | 09:27

Two masked raiders armed with a firearm kidnapped a man (18), assaulted his family, and robbed his home.

Gardaí are investigating an incident in which two masked and armed men kidnapped a man (18), assaulted his family, and burgled his home.

The 18 year-old had arranged to meet an individual at Newtownstalaban, Drogheda with a view to selling his car at 11.30pm yesterday.

However, when the 18-year-old went to the location he was met by two masked men, one of whom was armed with a firearm.

The man was taken at gunpoint to a disused farmhouse and held there for a number of hours.

He was then taken to his own house where a number of family members were assaulted. The house was searched and some property was taken.

None of the family members were seriously assaulted, gardai say.

The masked men left the house in the owners car which was later found burnt out a short time later.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041-9874200, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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