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Case of mistaken identity sees two families attacked by burglars

The occupants of the house were thought to be wealthy restaurant owners.

Heathfield Way where the incident happened
Heathfield Way where the incident happened
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TWO FAMILIES WERE assaulted by a group of men last night at a home in Finglas.

The incident occurred at around 10.30pm on Heathfield Way and saw four men enter the building carrying a shotgun and a knife.

Gardaí believe that the incident was due to a belief that the occupants of the house, who are originally from the Philippines, were wealthy restaurant owners.

On entering the premises the men threatened and assaulted the two families present.

These two families were made up of two men and two women – who formed two couples and were all believed to be in their thirties – along with two children, a girl under the age of ten and a boy believed to be 13.

All were tied up and the four men left with a small sum of cash.  

It is believed that one of the men was seen by a neighbour leaving the house wearing a Garda stab vest.

Those who carried out the robbery were seen leaving the scene in a dark coloured Opel Insignia.

The two male occupants of the house were taken to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown for minor injuries they sustained during the incident.

Gardaí are currently investigating the matter.

Members of the public with any information regarding the incident are asked to contact Finglas Garda Station at 01-6667500.

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