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Man arrested after female filling station worker threatened with gun in terrifying robbery

Man arrested after female filling station worker threatened with gun in terrifying robbery

A man was arrested this morning in connection with a shocking robbery at a Kildare filling station, where a gun-toting thug made off with an amount of cash.

Gardai investigating a robbery at a filling station in Athy, Co Kildare, have arrested a man in his 20s.

The incident happened on Thursday, shortly before 7pm, when a lone raider entered the filling station on the Carlow Road in Athy.

He threatened a female staff member with a handgun while demanding cash.

The man left on foot with an amount of cash.

Investigating gardai arrested a man in the Athy area this morning.

The man is detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Newbridge garda station.