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Masked men with hatchet, crowbars escape after Wicklow burglary

The two occupants of the house in Bray were tied up and assaulted.

Bray Garda Station
Bray Garda Station
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THREE MEN WEARING balaclavas and carrying weapons took off with a number of items robbed from a house in Bray, county Wicklow overnight.

Gardaí say the three men entered the residence at Rocky Valley between 2.30 and 3.30am. Armed with a yellow-handled hatchet and crowbars, the men tied up a man and woman who were in the house before taking a number of items, including paintings and jewellery.

The occupants of the property were assaulted during the aggravated burglary but their injuries have been described as not serious.

The raiders were wearing balaclavas and gloves and all spoke with Dublin accents. Two are described as being between 5′ 10″ and 6′ tall. The third man is thought to be about 6’5″ tall.

Investigating officers are anxious to speak to anybody who may have seen anything unusual in the area between 2.30am and 3.30am. They are particularly interested in two cars – a silver Fiat Punto and a silver Nissan Primera (or similar vehicles) – that may have been at or near the scene.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the Gardaí at Bray on 01 666 5300 or the confidential line on 1 800 666 111.

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