A Dublin woman has been locked in a room in her home for a "considerable" amount of time by masked burglars.
The burglary took place at a house in the Strand Road area of Portmarnock last Friday.
Five masked thieves falsely imprisoned the 24-year-old in a room, while they ransacked the house.
After they left, the woman remained trapped in the room until she was discovered by a relative.
Gardaí are appealing to locals and passers-by to help their investigation.
They want to speak with anyone who took the Coast Road between Baldoyle and Portmarnock between 6.30pm and 8pm on January 9th.
Anyone who can help is asked to contact Malahide Garda station on 01 666 4600, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.