Gardaí are today investigating a robbery at a hotel on Dock Road, Limerick.
A man entered the hotel reception area at around 3am and threatened the male receptionist with a syringe.
He demanded cash and fled the scene with a cash box.
Gardaí were alerted and pursued a man along Windmill Apartments where he was arrested.
The 30-year-old man is currently detained at Henry Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.
No injuries were sustained during this incident and the cash box was recovered.