Saturday 21 April 2018

Man (44) arrested after female employee assaulted during robbery

Balrothery, Balbriggan, Co Dublin Inset: Garda stock image
Balrothery, Balbriggan, Co Dublin Inset: Garda stock image
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Gardai have arrested a 44-year-old man in connection to a robbery in Balrothery, Balbriggan, Co Dublin on Saturday night.

According to gardai, a lone male entered a shop and demanded cash from a female staff member, who was assaulted during the incident.

The man (44) who was wearing a balaclava left the premises on foot with a sum of cash at approximately 9:20pm.

The female employee who was assaulted did not require any medical attention.

Gardai later searched a house in Balbriggan and arrested a man.

He is currently being detained at Balbriggan Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended. Local Gardaí were assisted by members of the Armed Support Unit (ASU).

Investigations are on going.

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