The incident occurred in Stradbally earlier this year.
Two men have been arrested in relation to a break-in at an elderly man's home in Laois earlier this year.
The incident occurred in the Strabally area last April.
Gardaí say the man - who was woken up and met by the culprits in his kitchen - was left terrified in his own home and had to walk a distance to a neighbour's house for help.
Portlaoise, Ballylynan and Stradbally Gardaí have been investigating since and have made two arrests.
One man has been charged and has appeared before Portlaoise District Court.
A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.