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Man (30s) arrested in connection with armed robbery at convenience store in Longford

No one was injured during the raid.

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A MAN HAS been arrested following an armed robbery in Longford Town yesterday afternoon. 

At around 2.30pm, a lone male entered a convenience store on Park Road armed with a hammer and threatened staff before leaving the scene with a sum of cash. 

No one was injured during the raid.

A forensic examination of the scene was carried out by local scene of crime officers. 

In a follow-up operation late last night, a man in his 30s was arrested in connection with the investigation. 

He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Longford Garda Station. 

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Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Longford Garda Station on 043 335 0570 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. 

Investigations are ongoing.

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