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Three arrested after man in his 60s hospitalised in aggravated burglary

A gang of at least four masked men confronted the homeowner and demanded cash from him during the incident in Terenure.

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED three men in Dublin in connection with an aggravated burglary on the southside of the city in which the homeowner had to be hospitalised for his injuries.

The burglary happened at 9.30pm last Thursday night in Terenure when the homeowner – who is in his 60s  - was confronted by at least four masked men when he answered a knock at his front door.

The gang demanded cash from the man and are alleged to have assaulted him in his home. The man’s teenage son was also in the home  during the incident.

All of the men fled when the homeowner’s wife returned to the house and disturbed the burglary.

The man was brought to St James’s Hospital where he was treated for his injuries, which were not life-threatening. Gardaí intercepted a red van near the scene and arrested the driver, who was brought to Terenure Garda Station.

The three further arrests happened in Dublin city this morning. The three men are being held in Terenure and Rathfarnham Garda stations as investigations continue into the incident.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone who was in the Fortfield Road area of Dublin 6 between 9pm and 10pm on Thursday 10 October or anyone who saw a red transit van in the area at the time to contact Terenure Garda Station on 01 – 666 6400.

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