Jewellery shop worker thrown to ground and threatened with knife during violent robbery
A female shop assistant was thrown to the ground, threatened with a long knife and dragged to the cash register during a violent robbery at a jewellery shop in Limerick.
The shocking incident happened at Seoidin jewellers on Thomas Street in the city at 11am yesterday morning.
Gardai say a lone man entered the shop, wearing a blue puffy jacket and light blue bottoms, and pulled a knife on the female shop assistant who was alone in the shop at the time.
He threatened her and threw her to the ground before pulling her to the counter and forcing her to open the register.
The man then fled with a small amount of cash.
Gardai were alerted and a suspect was identified from CCTV footage.
Several units of the gardai carried out patrols in the area and a suspect was arrested nearby a short time later after a premises was searched.
The man, aged 30, was taken to Henry Street garda station and questioned under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
He is due before Limerick District Court this morning in relation to the matter.