Robbers lock children in cupboard in Dundalk, County Louth

Two children were locked in a cupboard and around 3,000 euros (£2,300) taken in a robbery in Dundalk, County Louth.

Three men, two armed with hammers, forced their way into the home of a restaurateur at 19.30 GMT on Sunday.

Three children, aged 10, 12 and 16, were brought downstairs to the kitchen while two adults were brought to a bedroom and forced to hand over the money

The gang escaped in a white Citroen Berlingo van.

It was the second attack on the home of a restaurateur in the past week

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