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Carjacker linked to armed raid on Voice star's home

A DANGEROUS criminal who was arrested for a terrifying carjacking incident is also suspected to have been involved in an horrific aggravated burglary at the home of a reality TV star.

A manhunt is now underway for the 32-year-old Inchicore drug addict.

A senior source told The Herald: "Gardai are actively looking for this drug addict – they are satisfied that he was involved in the aggravated burglary in Co Meath with the arrested man and two other gang members.

"Good quality CCTV has been obtained by gardai."

His close associate, a 22-year-old criminal from Drimnagh, remained in Garda custody last night where he is being questioned about the armed raid at the home of 'Voice of Ireland' finalist Mark Guildea late on Wednesday night.

Four men, armed with a firearm, knife and axe, ransacked the Guildea family home after gaining access to the property in Tara, Co Meath.

Mr Guildea was away when the raiders struck and attacked Allison Guildea and the couple's three-year-old child before gagging and binding them.

The 22-year-old suspect was arrested in Rathmines around two hours after the burglary.

However other gang members remain at large including the chief suspect for an incident on Monday, April 21, in which a Dublin librarian was knocked unconscious while her car was hijacked.

Liz Turley (59), was at the gates of her Argyle House apartment complex in Ballsbridge just before 2pm on the day when two carjackers struck.

She was entering the code for electric gates when a man and woman, jumped into the car and reversed it away. Ms Turley approached the driver's side of the car but was pushed away aggressively by the man.

UNCONSCIOUS

SHE FELL AND WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS WHEN HER HEAD HIT THE KERB. SHE SUSTAINED HEAD INJURIES BUT IS RECOVERING.

The Inchicore drug addict was arrested last week by detectives but was released without charge over the carjacking case

Sources say that he is suspected of carjacking a BMW on Tuesday which was then driven to the Guildea household on Wednesday night.

This car was located by gardai in Rathmines when they arrested the 32-year-old's associate in an apartment complex.

The arrest took place after Gardai received a report about noise that was being made by the 22-year-old suspect who was trying to open gun safes taken in the Co Meath robbery.

The safes contained toy airsoft weapons rather than the shotguns the gang had thought were there.

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