A 42 year old man, who was arrested in Longford, has been charged by GardaÃ in connection with a robbery which occurred at Cloontuskert, County Roscommon yesterday evening, Saturday, July 4 shortly after 8pm.
GardaÃ in Roscommon received a report of a robbery at a shop in Cloontuskert, Roscommon yesterday evening, at approximately 8.10pm.
A man entered the shop, and threatened two members of staff with a knife and left in a grey coloured car with a small amount of cash.
No injuries were reported and the scene was preserved for technical examination.
A short time later this car was observed by GardaÃ close to Longford.
GardaÃ successfully stopped this car and arrested the male driver, sole occupant.
He was detained at Longford Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The man has been charged and remains in Garda custody and he is due to appear before a special sitting of Roscommon District Court this evening, Sunday, July 5 at 7pm.
GardaÃ recovered an amount of cash and a knife.