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The Garda logo on a Garda vehicle in Dublin.

The Garda logo on a Garda vehicle in Dublin.

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The Garda logo on a Garda vehicle in Dublin.

A man in his 20s is due before the courts this morning following an armed robbery at a filling station in Co Donegal.

Gardaí were called to a filling station in Glencar at approximately 9.40am on Sunday morning after the man entered the premises armed with what appeared to be a gun.

He threatened staff, and demanded cash and cigarettes, before leaving the scene on foot.

Following on from this incident, Gardaí 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 suspected handgun was seized and has since been sent to the Ballistics Unit for examination, while gardaí also recovered a sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes from the car.

The man was held Letterkenny Garda Station while investigations are ongoing.

A Garda spokesperson said: “The man in his 20s arrested as part of the investigation into the robbery of a premises on the Circular Road, Ballyboe, Glencar, County Donegal, on Sunday, December 27, has been charged and will appear before Carrick-on-Shannon District Court at 10.30am on Monday, December 28.”

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