Tallaght gang believed to be behind terrifying robbery at family home

Tallaght gang believed to be behind terrifying robbery at family home

Investigations into a terrifying aggravated burglary at a family home by a gang believed to be from Tallaght are continuing after one man appeared in court today.

Gardaí investigating the incident that happened at a house on Togher Road, Cork City on Friday night at approximately 10.45pm are appealing for witnesses.

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According to Gardai, two men, both of whom spoke with Dublin accents, and believed to be in possession of a firearm and a knife, entered the house by force.

It is believed a third man from Tallaght was also involved, and is well known to gardai who have been tracking him in relation to robberies in the Munster region.

The house where the aggravated burglary happened was occupied by a young family at the time who two of the men threatened, demanding money and the keys to their car.

One of the raiders fled the scene in the home owner’s car, a silver coloured BMW, partial registration, 06 D., while the second raider left the scene on foot.

The BMW was stopped and seized a short time later on College Road, Cork by a Garda Traffic Unit and one man was arrested.

A second car, a silver coloured Subaru Forrester, partial registration 04 D, was seized by Gardaí in connection with this investigation after it was located abandoned at Brookfield Lawn, Togher.

It was preserved for a technical examination. It is believed that this car was involved in a hit and run collision that occurred on Togher Road soon after the aggravated burglary.

The third man is believed to have been the driver of this car.

The thief who was arrested was released from custody on Sunday morning and was brought to a special sitting of Cork District Court on Sunday and was remanded in custody.

Investigations are ongoing and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information, particularly those who may have been in the Togher Road area on Friday night between the hours of 9pm and 11.15pm, to contact them at Togher Garda Station on 021 4947120 , The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111, or any Garda Station.

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