Gardaí arrest knife-wielding burglar who threatened two women

Gardaí arrest knife-wielding burglar who threatened two women

Gardaí have arrested a man who burst into a house in Cork city brandishing a knife, threatening two women.

The knife point burglary has left residents near UCC shocked but physically unharmed after the incident on Thursday night, writes Liz Dunphy of the Evening Echo.

At around 11.50pm, a man in his 30s knocked on the door of a property on Highfield Avenue, just off College Road, and forced his way in brandishing a knife.

Two women in their 20s were in the house at the time. Both women were threatened with the knife but were uninjured in the break-in.

The assailant left the house on foot.

A description of the suspect was circulated and a short time later gardaí arrested the male close to the crime scene.

He was detained at Togher Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He was charged in relation to the incident and appeared before Cork District Court yesterday afternoon. He has been remanded in custody.


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