Man arrested in Longford after knife used during Cloontuskert robbery

Alan Walsh

Reporter:

Alan Walsh

Man arrested in Longford after knife used during Cloontuskert robbery
A 42 year old man, who was arrested in Longford, has been charged by Gardaí in connection with a robbery which occurred at Cloontuskert, County Roscommon yesterday evening, Saturday, July 4 shortly after 8pm.

A 42 year old man, who was arrested in Longford, has been charged by Gardaí in connection with a robbery which occurred at Cloontuskert, County Roscommon yesterday evening, Saturday, July 4 shortly after 8pm.

Gardaí 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 Gardaí close to Longford.

Gardaí 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.

Gardaí recovered an amount of cash and a knife.