Wednesday 21 March 2018

Four men arrested following armed robbery at rural pub

Kilkenny Garda Station
Kilkenny Garda Station

Claire Fox

Four people have been arrested following the armed robbery of a pub last night.

The robbery happened at around 10.30pm at a pub in Skough, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny.

Two armed men entered the pub wearing balaclavas and threatened the staff and customers.

Nothing was taken in the incident and nobody was reported injured.

The men left the scene following a struggle with the owner of the premises and were seen leaving the premises in a wine coloured car.

A short time later Gardaí stopped a wine coloured car near Piltown and arrested the three men travelling in the vehicle - a man in his 20s, a man in his 30s and a juvenile male.

The two men were taken to Thomastown Garda Station and the juvenile was taken to Kilkenny Garda Station.

They were all detained under Section 30 of Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

The car, a wine coloured Renault Megan with 01 D plates was seized for technical examination.

In the early hours of this morning a fourth man was arrested.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

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