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Teen arrested after woman threatened at gunpoint in Drogheda town

The incident happened yesterday afternoon at around 3pm.

The area where the incident took place.
The area where the incident took place.
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A TEENAGER HAS been arrested in Drogheda after he allegedly pointed a handgun at a woman during an armed robbery incident in the Louth town. 

Shortly after 3pm yesterday, a woman was out walking between Park View and Patrick Street in Drogheda town, when she was approached by a man who demanded money from her a number of times.

He then produced a handgun, pointed it at her and pulled the trigger. No shot was discharged and he then fled the scene.

Armed gardaí were deployed to the area and searched the scene. 

A man in his late teens was located in the area and he was arrested shortly after 4pm in connection with this attempted armed robbery.

Separately Gardaí carried out a search in the vicinity of the attempted robbery and a black imitation firearm was located at Park View. This was seized by gardaí.

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This gun will be sent for forensic analysis, gardaí said. 

A spokesman said: “The man in his late teens continues to be detained at Drogheda Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.”
 

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