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Man arrested over armed raid at petrol station

The incident took place shortly after midnight on Saturday night at the Emo service station in Mountrath in Laois.

The Emo service station where the robbery happened.
The Emo service station where the robbery happened.

A MAN IS due before court this morning charged in relation to an incident where a gun was fired.

The incident took place shortly after midnight on Saturday night at the Emo service station in Mountrath in Laois.

A man entered the shop with a balaclava and demanded cash. He managed to crash the car he arrived in outside a house close to the filling station.

The firearm and cash were later recovered and the man was arrested.

A 31-year-old man is expected to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this morning charged in connection with the investigation.

Investigations are continuing.

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