Gardaí are searching for two men following an aggravated robbery at a house on the Old Cabra Road in Dublin yesterday morning.
Three adults and two children were in the house at the time
Two men entered the house and used cable ties to tie the hands of two of the adults and threatened them.
The raiders later left with a quantity of cash.
One of the men is described as being between 1.72m and 1.77m (5' 8" and 5'10") in height and of thin build.
He was wearing a black wool hat, navy jacket and khaki combat trousers.
The second man is 1.8m (5'11") and larger in build and was wearing a black wool hat and navy combat-style trousers.
Both men spoke with Dublin accents.
Gardaí have appealed to anyone who was in the vicinity of the old J J Reid's garage on the Old Cabra Road and between the Topaz garage and Cabra Cross on the New Cabra Road between 2.30am and 4.30am and noticed any suspicious activity to contact them.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Bridewell Garda station on 01 6668200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.