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Balaclava-clad individuals with guns attempt pub heist

Gardai have arrested four individuals
Gardai have arrested four individuals

Gardaí have arrested four people following an armed robbery at a pub, a spokesperson said.

Shortly after 10.30pm Gardaí received a report of two men, wearing balaclavas and who appeared to be armed, entering a pub in Slough, Kilkenny. While inside they threatened staff and customers.

Nothing was taken in the incident and there were no injuries reported, officers said. The men left the scene empty handed following a struggle with the owner of the premises.

A wine-coloured car was seen leaving the area.

A short time later Gardaí stopped a wine-coloured car at near Pilltown and arrested three people travelling in this car.  A man in his 20s, a man in his 30s and a juvenile male were detained. 

The two men were taken to Thomastown Garda Station and the juvenile was taken to Kilkenny Garda Station. They are all detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

The car, a wine-coloured Renault Megan with 01 D plates, was seized for technical examination.

In the early hours of the morning a fourth man aged his 20s was arrested. He is detained at Kilkenny Garda Station under Section 30 of The Offences the State Act, 1939.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident or anyone who may have been in the area of Piltown between 10pm and 11pm yesterday to contact them at Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 7775 000 or Thomastown Garda Station on 056 775 4150.