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Fifth man arrested over Co Wicklow shotgun burglary

The homeowner disturbed the raiders, after returning to the house following an alarm activation.

Dunlavin, Wicklow
Dunlavin, Wicklow
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GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING A burglary at a house in Dunlavin, Co Wicklow yesterday have arrested a fifth man in connection with the case.

The burglary occurred in the village 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, according to gardaí.

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.

Three of the men arrested earlier today appeared before Tallaght District Court charged in connection with the incident. A fourth man was released without charge, with a file to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The fifth man is being questioned by officers at Blessington Garda Station, where he’s being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

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