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Cork: Man arrested following armed robbery of bank

The man threatened staff with a handgun before escaping on foot with an amount of cash.

A MAN HAS  been arrested by gardaí following an armed robbery of a bank in Cork today.

Gardaí say they have arrested a man aged in his 30s following an armed robbery at North Main St, Cork.

At approximately 4.05pm, a lone male entered a bank at North Main Street and threatened staff with a handgun before escaping on foot with an amount of cash.

No shots were fired and there were no reported injuries during the incident.

During a follow-up operation, a man aged in his 30s was arrested a short time later in the Shandon St area. He is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939, at Bridewell garda station.

Gardaí are now appealing for information on the incident. In particular they are appealing to anyone who was in the North Main St area between 3.45pm and 4.15pm today who can assist with their inquiries to contact Bridewell garda station on 021 4943330, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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