Two charged after aggravated burglary in Cork where house doused in petrol and occupants threatened with knife

TWO people have been charged after an aggravated burglary in Cork – after the property was doused in petrol and the occupants were threatened with a knife.

The incident took place at around 5am yesterday morning in Skibbereen Co Cork when two people forcibly entered a home.

The two are due to appear in Bandon District Court this morning

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The two are due to appear in Bandon District Court this morningCredit: Reuters

The pair are believed to have threatened the three occupants present with a knife and the property was covered in petrol.

Gardai later arrested a man, 20s, and a woman, 40s, in relation to the incidence.

The two have been charged and are due to appear before Bandon District Court this morning at 10.30am.

A spokesperson said: “Gardaí investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred in Skibbereen on 17/01/2021 at approximately 5am, have arrested and charged a man and a woman.

“Two persons were reported to have forcibly entered into a residence proceeding to threaten the three occupants present.

“The property was covered with petrol and the occupants were threatened with a knife during the incident.

“No serious injuries were reported and no property was reported stolen.

“Following enquiries Gardaí later arrested a man, aged in his 20s, and a woman, aged in her 40s, in connection with this incident.

They were detained at Bantry Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Jutice Act 1984.

“They have since both been charged and are due to appear “before Bandon District Court on 18/01/2021 at 10:30am.”

Cork, Ireland – The Sun