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Arrest made over aggravated burglary in which armed man entered home during early hours

A woman living in the home was injured during the incident.
Jul 29th 2021, 2:44 PM 15,106 4

AN ARREST HAS been made after an armed man entered a home in Athy, Co Kildare in the early hours of the morning. 

At approximately 5am, a man armed with what’s believed to be a knife entered the home. 

The occupants awoke and confronted the man, who injured the woman occupant while trying to escape. 

The woman received medical treatment at the scene. 

A number of items were taken from the property. 

A search of the scene and surrounding property commenced and gardaí arrested one man fitting the description of the suspect. 

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He was taken to Kildare Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

A number of items of property were located in the area also. 

Investigations are ongoing. 

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