Man arrested after armed raid at house in Co Meath

Thursday 08 May 2014 22.36
The man is being held at Terenure Garda Station
The man is being held at Terenure Garda Station

An investigation is under way after a woman and a three-year-old girl were held by armed raiders at their home in Tara, Co Meath last night.

Four masked men armed with what is believed to be a small handgun, a knife and an axe forced their way into the house shortly after 11pm.

They ransacked the property before escaping in the owner's car with a number of legally held firearms, ammunition and assorted personal property.

The car was later found abandoned near the M50.

In a follow-up operation, a number of properties were searched in Rathmines in Dublin, a number of firearms were recovered and a 22-year-old man was arrested.

A black BMW car, which was the subject of a hijacking incident in Dublin city centre on Tuesday, was also seized.

Keywords: meath, raid