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One arrest but one man on the run after armed robbery

GARDAI have arrested one male and recovered a firearm following an armed robbery this morning.

At approximately 8.15am two men armed with a firearm entered a shop in Johnstown in Kildare.

They held up staff before escaping with a sum of money. There were no shots fired during the raid and no physical injuries. The alarm was raised and Gardai caught a man near to the scene and recovered a handgun along with a sum of money a short time later.


The man, who is aged in his 30s, was arrested in connection with the incident and is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Naas Garda Station.


A second male involved in the incident escaped in a car which has since been located.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Naas Garda Station 045-884300, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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