Gardaí in Tullamore have arrested a man following an aggravated burglary at a house in Tullamore.
The incident occurred at St Bridgets Place in the town at approximately 6pm yesterday (Monday) evening. According to reports a lone male forced his way into the house of an elderly female and threatened her before proceeding to steal an amount of cash.
According to gardaí the raider was disturbed when the woman's daughter returned to the house, and he fled the scene. Neither woman was injured in the incident, gardaí say.
A man in his 20s was arrested by investigating gardaí a short time after the incident in the Tullamore area. He is currently detained at Tullamore garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.