FOUR PEOPLE ARE being questioned across garda stations in Limerick this morning over a number of aggravated burglaries that occurred in recent months in the county.
The three men, who are 48, 32 and 19 years old respectively, and one 19-year-old woman are being held at Henry Street, Mayorstone, Roxboro and Bruff stations.
There have now been six arrests made as part of the garda investigation into the four violent home raids. Two other men, aged 28 and 30, are currently before the courts in relation to the incidents.
The robberies occurred in Pallasgreen, Murroe and Killuragh on four separate dates in April and May.
On the 31 May, three elderly siblings were assaulted and tied up after two armed and masked men broke into their home. They escaped with a quantity of cash. Two sisters, aged in their 60s, and their brother received hospital treatment.
A similar incident was reported in Murroe on 7 April during which an elderly woman’s home was raided.
On 13 April, three men armed with a firearm and sledgehammer restrained a 29-year-old man at his home before taking off in his 4×4.
On 16 April, a homeowner was physically assaulted as three armed and masked men stole a large sum of money.