Tuesday 27 September 2016

Shop staff left terrified after armed robbery

Catherine Devine

Published 13/08/2016 | 12:35

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Gardaí have arrested a man and recovered an imitation firearm along with a sum of money following an armed robbery in Athy, Co Kildare.

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The man in his twenties armed with a hand gun entered a shop in the Dunbrin area of Athy on August 12.

He threatened staff before leaving the scene with a sum of cash.

No one was injured during the incident.

During a follow up operation involving Gardaí from Athy, other local Units and assistance from the Garda Air Support Unit a 20-year-old man was arrested a short time later.

He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Newbridge Garda Station.

An imitation firearm and a sum of money have also been recovered by investigating gardaí.

Investigations are ongoing.

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