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Man arrested after threatening shop staff with a knife

The investigation is ongoing.

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A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after a robbery at a shop in Clare yesterday.

The man is expected to appear before a sitting of Ennis District Court this morning charged in connection with an armed robbery at the retail outlet in Bunratty.

An investigation commenced at around 2.30pm yesterday when a lone man entered the shop armed with a knife. He threatened staff before leaving the scene on foot with a small amount of cash. No one was physically injured during the incident.

During a follow-up operation involving Gardaí attached to Shannon Garda Station the man was arrested a short time later. A small amount of cash and a knife were recovered. A car was also seized as part of the investigation.

The arrested man was taken to Ennis Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 for questioning.

The investigation is ongoing.

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