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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Broken bottle used in kebab shop robbery

The takeaway worker had the broken bottle held to his neck at the Charcoal Grill in Arklow on Monday night
The takeaway worker had the broken bottle held to his neck at the Charcoal Grill in Arklow on Monday night

Deborah Coleman

A takeaway worker was left in fear for his life when a robber held a broken bottle to his neck and demanded money during an aggravated late night burglary.

The incident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. in the early hours of Tuesday morning when two men entered the Charcoal Grill kebab shop on Upper Main Street.

One of them grabbed the staff member and held the glass to his neck while demanding money.

The pair fled the shop with the cash register tray. The victim was left in a state of shock and received a small scrape to his neck which did not require medical attention.

A colleague at the Charcoal Grill told the Wicklow People that the employee was resting yesterday (Tuesday) after his ordeal.

Gardaí in Arklow are now investigating whether this incident is connected to a number of others which took place later that same night.

A short time after the take-away robbery, officers found a car crashed into concrete bollards on South Quay.

A number of items believed to be connected to the robbery, including cash and broken glass, were found in the vehicle.

Later on, a member of the public reported seeing two men knocking over a parked motorcycle at the bandstand on Main Street. Their descriptions matched those of the robbery suspects.

At approximately 3 a.m., Gardaí responded to a call of two men trespassing in the front garden of a house on the Vale Road.

The men were arrested and taken to Arklow Garda Station for questioning.

Wicklow People

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