Two in custody after attempted robberies

Two men are in custody this evening after they were arrested and charged following two separate attempted robberies in Longford town over the weekend.

Two men are in custody this evening after they were arrested and charged following two separate attempted robberies in Longford town over the weekend.

A man with an Edgeworthstown address appeared before a special sitting of Longford District Court last Sunday where he was charged with attempted robbery and possession of a knife at a shop on Longford’s Dublin Street at 8pm on Saturday May 5 last.

“A male entered the shop, produced a knife and demanded cash,” a garda spokesperson told the Leader. “He failed in his endeavours and fled the scene. He was later located by gardaí just off the main street and he was subsequently arrested and later charged in connection with the incident.”

The defendant was subsequently remanded in custody and will appear back at a district court sitting in Longford later this week.

Meanwhile, a second man – with an address in Longford town – is also behind bars after he was arrested on suspicion of theft at a recreational facility in Longford town on Saturday. “A male was observed acting suspiciously in the area and the gardaí were called to the scene,” the garda spokesperson explained.

“He was arrested on suspicion of theft and taken to Longford Garda Station where a a quantity of cash and other stolen property was recovered.”

The Longford town defendant appeared at a special sitting of Longford District Court last Monday in respect of the charges and was subsequently remanded in custody until later in the week when it is expected that he will appear back before Longford District Court.

On May 6 last at approximately 2:15pm, Gardaí in Longford town were called to the scene of a road traffic accident on the Dublin Road where a five car pile up occurred.

Gardaí told the Leader that there had been no injuries and that all the vehicles involved had been travelling west-bound into Longford at the time of the incident.

Gardaí in Longford are also seeking the public’s assistance with the recovery of a blue New Holland agricultural tractor which was stolen from a repairs centre in Farneyhoogan, Longford between 6pm on May 2 last and 2:30pm on May 3. Any information in relation to the theft should be passed on to either the gardaí or to the repairs centre in Farneyhoogan.