Two males were arrested following an aggravated burglary in Ballina earlier this week, in which the front door of a house was kicked in and the owner was threatened at knifepoint.

The break-in occurred in the Ballina area at about 9.30 on Monday night, when it's understood two men broke through the front door of the property and threatened a man in his 40's with a knife.

A small amount of valuables was taken.

The man was not physically injured during the burglary.

Gardai have confirmed that two males - an adult and a youth - were subsequently arrested.

They were later released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardai have thanked the general public and the Business Watch for their assistance in this investigation.

 

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