Three arrested after attempted armed robbery in Westmeath

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Gardaí in Mullingar have arrested three male youths following an attempted armed robbery at an off-licence in Mullingar town. 

At approximately 8.10pm two male youths entered an off-licence store on Ashe Road, Mullingar. One of the youths threatened a staff member with an apparent hand gun. It’s understood the staff member fended off the youths before they fled from the store empty handed.

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The alarm was raised and during a follow up operation three youths were arrested a short time later. An imitation hand gun was recovered by investigating Gardaí. The scene is preserved for examination by local scenes of crime officers.

All three youths (two aged 15 and one 17 aged years) are currently detained for questioning at Mullingar Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The investigation is ongoing.

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