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Community group report frightening incident where ‘armed raiders force locals off the road’

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A frightening incident in a rural part of Laois was reported last night involving armed raiders and some local people.

The incident in question occurred on Sunday evening and happened in Killeen in Laois.

According to Killeen Community Group, four armed people broke into a house in the area.

When they left the scene, they were chased by some local people in a car.

However, the raiders then forced that vehicle off the road – but thankfully nobody was hurt.

They said: “Four armed individuals broke into a house in the locality.

“When neighbours gave chase in a car, the individuals who committed the robbery retaliated and forced their car off the road.

“Thankfully No one was hurt – Guards have been informed.

“Be vigilant – not only for yourselves but for your neighbours.
Stay safe.”

Meanwhile, Gardai in Laois say they are investigating two separate burglaries which occurred last week.

They say: “Portlaoise Gardai are investigating a burglary at a house between 5.40pm and 7.15pm on December 17 in Esker Lower area of Timahoe.

“Any suspicious activity or information to Portlaoise Garda 05786 74100 or 1800 666 111.

“Abbeyleix Gardai are investigating a burglary in the Fairymount area of Crettyard between December 15 and 16.

“If you saw any suspicious vehicles and activity in the area please contact 057 873 0580.”

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