Man arrested in Dundalk for robbing shop with hammer

Monday, March 1


Gardaí have charged one man following an incident of armed robbery at a shop in Dundalk, Co. Louth on Sunday morning.

Shortly before 8am, a man entered a shop on Carrickmacross Road armed with a hammer and threatened staff.

He demanded money from the till and fled the scene on foot with a sum of cash.

Following a number of inquiries, Gardaí arrested two people at a residence in Dundalk yesterday afternoon.

A man and a woman, both aged in their 20s, were taken to Dundalk Garda Station where they were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The woman has since been released without charge. The man is due to appear before Dundalk District Court this morning.