Wednesday 23 October 2019

Two men held after armed robbery

Gardai said two people are being questioned in connection with an incident in Co Offaly
Gardai said two people are being questioned in connection with an incident in Co Offaly

A suspected armed robber has been caught by members of the public after a hold-up at a convenience store.

A second man was also apprehended by gardai in connection with the incident in Geashill, Co Offaly.

Gardai said two men wearing balaclavas and armed with a knife entered the shop, where they threatened staff before fleeing with cash.

"One of the males was apprehended by two members of the public as he left the store and was arrested by gardai minutes later," a spokesman said.

"The second male fled the scene in a car.

"During a follow-up operation a car was intercepted by gardai near Portarlington and a second male was arrested."

A knife and all of the money taken was recovered, he added.

Both men are being questioned under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Tullamore Garda Station.

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