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Gardai search for armed raider after supermarket robbery

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Gardai have arrested one man and are searching for another after an armed raid on a supermarket in the midlands.

According to gardai at 9.30pm last night two men armed with a hammer and a bar went in to a supermarket at Ardleigh, Mullingar.

They threatened staff and stole a quantity of cash but nobody was injured in the incident.

Shortly afterwards a silver Renault Megane crashed in to a wall nearby, at Ballinderry, Mullingar and two men were seen running from the scene of the crash.

Gardaí responding to this incident arrested one man close to where the car was crashed and a quantity of cash was recovered.

The man in his 40s is detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Mullingar Garda Station.

However, gardai are continuing to search for the second man.

Anyone with information should contact Mullingar Garda Station on 044 9384000.