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Gardai arrest man following armed robbery

Gardai arrest man following armed robbery

Gardai have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery which took place yesterday in Athy, Co Kildare.

At approximately 4pm a male armed with a hand gun entered a shop in the Dunbrin area of Athy

He threatened staff before making off with a sum of cash.

No one was injured in the incident.

Gardai, assisted by the air support unit arrested a man a short time later.

He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Newbridge Garda Station.

An imitation firearm and a sum of money have also been recovered by investigating Gardaí.

Investigations are ongoing and further updates will follow.