A man and a woman in their 80s have been hospitalised following an aggravated burglary in Co Louth.
Gardaí in Dundalk are investigating the incident which happened at a house on Rock Road in Blackrock at around 8pm last night.
Two men armed with a knife, a hammer and a hatchet entered the house and locked the man and woman into a bedroom. They then ransacked the home and took cash and a car.
The elderly couple were taken to hospital suffering from shock.
No arrests have been made and gardaí are appealing for information.