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Couple in their 80s 'traumatised' after holiday money stolen in violent robbery

Two men have been arrested and are being questioned at Clontarf Garda Station.

Beaumont, Dublin.
Beaumont, Dublin.
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TWO MEN HAVE been arrested following a burglary at a home of a couple in their 80s in Beaumont, Dublin.

The elderly couple were said to be traumatised by the attack, which happened as they returned to their home following a visit to the bank at around 2pm on Wednesday.

They had withdrawn money which they had planned to use to pay for a family holiday.

A man approached the couple from their driveway as they entered their home, according to gardaí.

He allegedly assaulted the couple and fled the scene with the cash they had taken from their bank account.

Gardaí say the couple were not seriously injured but were badly bruised and left traumatised.

Following investigations Gardaí stopped a car at 12.40pm yesterday on the Swords Road.

The two occupants of the car, a man in his 30s and a man in his 40s were arrested.

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A sum of money was recovered in a follow-up search.

They are currently being detained at Clontarf under Section 4 of Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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