Tuesday 23 January 2018

Man 'threatened staff at retail unit with knife during robbery'

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A MAN has been arrested after threatening staff at a retail unit with a knife during a robbery.

The 32-year-old is expected to appear before a sitting of Ennis District Court this morning charged in connection with the armed robbery at a retail outlet in Bunratty, Co. Clare.

A man entered a retail outlet in Blarney at approximately 2.30pm yesterday armed with a knife. He threatened staff before leaving the scene on foot with a small amount of cash. No one was physically injured during the incident.

During a follow up operation involving Gardaí attached to Shannon Garda Station a 32-year-old man.

A small amount of cash and a knife were recovered. A car was also seized as part of the investigation.

The arrested man was taken to Ennis Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 for questioning.    

The investigation is ongoing.

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