Man armed with iron bar threatens victims in terrifying early-morning robbery
A 19-year-old man was arrested early on Sunday morning in Newbridge, Co Kildare, after threatening two men before taking their phones.
Gardai in Newbridge arrested a 19-year-old male following a report of a robbery on Sunday.
At around 4.45am, two men were approached by another male with an iron bar on Langton Park, Green Road, Newbridge.
This male threatened the two injured parties and demanded their mobile phones.
The suspect fled the scene and local gardai were contacted,
A search of the area was carried out and a suspect was located and arrested,
The stolen property was also recovered.
The victims of the burglary were 18 and 20 years old, respectively.
The arrested man was taken to Newbridge garda station where he was detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, as amended.
He was charged later on Sunday, before being bailed to appear before Naas District Court on September 22.