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Elderly man forced to withdraw money from ATM twice by masked raiders who invaded his home

Update 5.07pm: A man in his 60s is recovering after being assaulted during an aggravated burglary at his home in South Dublin.

He was taken from his home and forced to make two withdrawals from a cashpoint and a bank after masked thieves broke in.

Gardai said the attackers smashed a downstairs window of the home in the Terenure area of south Dublin at about 2am on Wednesday and threatened the man inside.

A substantial amount of cash was recovered after the alarm was raised.

The attackers initially forced the man to go to an ATM to take out money and later he was taken to a bank and ordered to make a second withdrawal.

Gardai said the man suffered an injury to his face during the incident.

A man aged 27 and a woman aged 24 were arrested after a house in the city centre was searched, gardai said.

Earlier: Gardai arrest two after aggravated burglary 

Gardaí have arrested two people following an aggravated burglary in Terenure yesterday, Wednesday, December 13.

At approximately 2am on December 13 two masked persons (a female aged 24 and a male aged 27) gained entry to a house by smashing a downstairs window and threatened the male occupant.

During the course of the night the injured party was taken to an ATM and forced to withdraw a sum of money.

Later in the morning at approximately 10am he was again taken from his residence to a bank and forced to withdraw a substantial amount of cash.

Gardaí were alerted to the incident and an investigation began based at Terenure Garda Station.

A man and a woman were arrested in connection with this investigation in Dublin City Centre yesterday evening following a search of a house.

Both are detained at Terenure Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The injured party was assaulted during the incident and received a minor facial injury. A substantial amount of cash has been recovered.

Investigations are continuing.