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