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Monday 1 May 2017

Masked men's threat to man in own home

Foreign national the victim of early morning aggravated burglary on Castletown Road

Dundalk Garda Station
Dundalk Garda Station

Anne Campbell

A 33-year-old man was terrified in his own home during an early morning raid at his house when two masked men burst in the downstairs window and made threats to him.

Dundalk Gardai are investigating the incident, which happened around 4.25am on Monday at a house in the Castletown Road area. Two masked men entered the house through a downstairs window and damaged a number of items in the house before threatening the man inside in front of a number of other people. They left through the window they had entered.

Gardai are also investigating the theft of a set of keys for a BMW which happened on Sunday. A house at the Rock Road in Blackrock was broken into between midnight and 7.30am and the keys were stolen, but not the car.

A number of other items were also stolen.

And there was an attempted burglary at a house at Avondale in the early hours of Monday morning. The female homeowner heard loud banging on a back window at around 12.10am and the window was damaged, but no entry was gained.

A 17-year-old girl has alleged she was assaulted by another young woman at a shopping centre in Dundalk last week. The teenager alleges she was in a dispute with the young woman before being assaulted at around 5pm on Saturday.

And an 18-year-old was questioned about having a Swiss Army knife along with a can of what Gardai suspect is pepper spray when he was stopped, along with another young man, at Clanbrassil Street on Wednesday last. He has been charged and is due to appear in court shortly.

Gardai also reported that three people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving over the past seven days and six were arrested on suspicion of committing public order offences. In total, Gardai in the Dundalk District dealt with 362 different incidents in the past seven days.

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