Gardai hunting men who tied up Crumlin family

Gardai in Crumlin are searching for men who tied up a family in a ‘tiger kidnapping’ last night.

The owner of the house is a manager of a cash-in-transit company.

Gardai say the men escaped via the rear of the house after a neighbour reported the break-in which happened around 6.20pm.

After searching the area, Gardai found a jeep on fire on Hughes Road South. The Dublin Fire Brigade were called and, after the fire was extinguished, a firearm was found in the jeep. Gardai say the weapon is being sent for ballistic examination.

In a statement Gardai did not say how many men were involved, although reports say it was five men. They are being sought for burglary and false imprisonment.

“No one was injured in the incident. Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them in Crumlin on 01 6666200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station,” said Sergeant Brian Whelan of the Garda Press Office.

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