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Wicklow resident unharmed after arriving home to four burglars with a shotgun

The four males who are in their late teens and early twenties were arrested and three of them have been charged.

Image: burglar image via Shuttestock

FOUR MEN HAVE been arrested and a gun has been recovered after a burglary at a house in Dunlavin, Co Wicklow.

The burglary occurred shortly before 2pm yesterday. The owner of the house came back after an alarm activation and disturbed a number of intruders who then fled the scene. The homeowner was not injured.

During a follow-up operation, gardaí arrested four men a short distance away. A shotgun and a small amount of cash taken during the incident was recovered.

The four males, aged in their late teens and early 20s, were taken to Bray Garda Station. Three are expected to appear before a sitting of Tallaght District Court this morning charged in connection with the incident.

The fourth was released yesterday evening and a file will now be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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