Thursday 18 January 2018

Man arrested after raiders rob supermarket with 'hammer and bar'

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Hayley Halpin

A man in his 40s has been arrested and another man is on the run following a robbery of a Supermarket in Mullingar last night

Gardaí have reported that two man armed with a hammer and a bar went into a supermarket at Ardleigh, Mullingar at 9:30pm, on May 6.

Both men proceeded to threaten staff and stole a quantity of cash. The amount stolen remains unknown.

An Garda Síochana confirmed that no one was injured in the incident.

Gardaí have reported that a short time after the robbery a silver Renault Megane crashed into a wall at Ballinderry and it is reported that two men were seen running from the car.

Gardaí responded to the incident and arrested one man “close to where the car was crashed”. A quantity of cash was recovered from the scene.

The man in his 40s is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Mullingar Garda Station.

Gardaí are continuing their search for the second man.

Anyone with information are being asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station on 044 9384000.

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