Saturday 18 November 2017

Two men arrested in connection with aggravated burglary in Howth

The incident happened in Casana View, Howth, north Co Dublin.
The incident happened in Casana View, Howth, north Co Dublin.

Two men have been arrested in connection with an aggravated burglary that occurred in an exclusive address in Howth last year.

The two men (aged 32 and 42) were arrested this morning are being detained at Clontarf Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The robbery took place at a property at Casana View in Howth on Friday 13 December last year.

Four raiders turned up at the home of dentist Sean Murray and his wife Lesley Geoghegan in the exclusive area of Howth.

The mum and her eight-year-old daughter were tied up in the raid.

Four raiders armed with crowbars showed up at the couple's home in the Casana View housing estate in north Co Dublin.

Two of the raiders knocked on the front door of the home and forced their way in while another two lay in wait at a back door.

Once inside, the raiders tied up Ms Geoghegan (43) and her eight-year-old daughter, who was home sick from school that day.

Using cable ties, the raiders tied the terrified mother and daughter to chairs and threatened them with crowbars while they ransacked the home looking for cash and valuables.

They managed to open a safe in the house and reportedly made off with €30,000 in cash and jewellery.

The mother and daughter were unhurt in the raid but left severely traumatised.

The raiders then stole one of the couple's cars, a Honda CRV, which was later found abandoned at the nearby Howth harbour car park.

Ms Geoghegan managed to free herself and alerted gardai to the ordeal, which lasted about 20 minutes.

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