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Gardai have arrested a man after a frightening armed robbery in Co Donegal this morning

The robbery of the premises - on the Circular Road, Ballyboe, Glencar, Co Donegal - occurred at approximately 9:40am today.

According to gardai, the man reportedly entered this premises armed with what appeared to be a gun and threatened staff.

He then fled the scene on foot with a sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes.

Shortly afterwards, officers responding to reports of a theft of a vehicle intercepted a car in Donegal town, and arrested the driver, a man aged in his 20s.

A garda spokesman said: "A suspected handgun, a sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes were all recovered by Gardaí. The suspected handgun will be sent to the Ballistics Unit for analysis.

"The car was seized for technical examination.

"The man in his 20s is currently detained at Letterkenny Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984."

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