Rural Crime: Three men threaten homeowners at knifepoint during aggravated burglary in early hours of the morning
Three men broke into a house and threatened a number of people at knife point in the early hours of the morning.
Gardai are investigating the aggravated burglary at a house in Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford.
At approximately 1.30am a number of males entered the house, gardai report.
The occupants managed to raise the alarm and gardaí arrived at the scene as the intruders fled.
A 41-year-old man was arrested by gardai after he was chased on foot from the house.
A 24-year-old man was later arrested near the scene during a follow-up operation involving gardai from local stations Granard and Longford.
Gardai have retrieved all the property taken during the course of the burglary.
They also seized a car as part of the investigation.
The two men are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Granard and Longford Garda Stations. The can be held for up to 24 hours.
The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.