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 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.
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“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.”