Two in custody following armed Offaly raid

Two in custody following armed Offaly raid

Two men in their 20's have been arrested by Gardaí following an armed robbery in Co. Offaly.

Two men wearing balaclavas and armed with a knife entered a convenience store in Geashill at approximately 7.45pm this evening.

They threatened and held up staff before leaving the store with an amount of money.

One of the men was apprehended by two members of the public as he left the store and was arrested minutes later by Gardaí. The second man fled the scene in a car.

During a follow up operation a car was intercepted by Gardaí near Portarlington and a second man was arrested.

A knife and money taken from the scene have both been recovered.

Both males are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Tullamore Garda Station.


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