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Man Arrested and Charged in Connection with Aggravated Burglary in Dundalk, County Louth, Friday, 20th November, 2020

Gardaí investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on the morning of Friday, 20th November, 2020, in Dundalk, County Louth, have arrested and charged a man in connection with this incident.

At approximately 6:30am, it's reported a man entered a residence at Cox's Demesne in Dundalk armed with a hammer. He threatened the female resident of the property and left the residence with a sum of cash and car keys.

He then fled the scene in the resident's vehicle. No injuries to persons or damage to the property was reported.

A Garda investigation commenced and a man in his 20s was arrested a short time later. The injured party's vehicle was recovered.

The man was detained at Dundalk Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He has since been charged and will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice on the morning of Saturday, 21st November, 2020.