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Man arrested after threatening staff at knife point during attempted shop robbery

The incident happened in Newtowncunningham in Co Donegal yesterday morning.

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A MAN HAS been arrested after threatening staff at knife point during an attempted robbery of a convenience store in Co Donegal.

At around 11.45am yesterday, a man entered a convenience store in Newtowncunningham. 

He threatened a staff member at knife point before leaving the store on foot empty handed. 

It’s understood the staff member was not physically harmed during the incident. 

The alarm was raised and a garda unit on covert patrol in the area at the time arrested a man in his 20s near the scene a short time later. 

He was taken to Letterkenny Garda Station and detained for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

He is due to appear before a sitting of Letterkenny District Court on Monday. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing.

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