Held hostage in bedroom during midnight burglary

A MURRINTOWN MAN suffered a terrifying ordeal when he was held hostage in his bedroom during a midnight burglary.

The man in his 60s heard a noise downstairs and was confronted by three men who entered the bedroom of his home at Spencerstown on Sunday night. The men were wearing gloves and had their faces covered by scarves.

They went into the resident's bedroom and turned on the light.

One of the burglars stayed in the bedroom to make sure he didn't leave while the other two searched the house.

They stole a small amount of cash and a slash hook before fleeing the scene.

Entry was gained by forcing open a front door.

Investigating gardai discovered that the telephone wires to the house had been cut.

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