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Man arrested after dog snatched from owner allegedly threat with hammer

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20th April 2021

A man has been arrested after a dog was snatched from its owner who had allegedly been threatened with a hammer while out on a walk.a dog looking at the camera© Provided by Extra.ie

A man was walking his dog on Ballincollie Road, Ballyvolane in Cork on April 11 at approximately 4.30pm when he was approached by another man who exited a car.

The man from the car is understood to have brandished a hammer, Gardai said, when he demanded that the pet owner hand over his dog.a clock on the side of a building: A man has been arrested after a dog was snatched from its owner who had been threatened with a hammer while out on a walk. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire© Provided by Extra.ie A man has been arrested after a dog was snatched from its owner who had been threatened with a hammer while out on a walk. Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Following the threat, the dog was taken into the car and the owner reported the incident to Gardai.

The force confirmed that they were able to recover the dog, who was returned to the owner the day after the incident.

A man, who is aged in his 20s, was arrested in connection with the investigation into the incident.a close up of a sign: A man was walking his dog on Ballincollie Road, Ballyvolane in Cork on April 11 at approximately 4.30pm when he was approached by another man who exited a car. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images© Provided by Extra.ie A man was walking his dog on Ballincollie Road, Ballyvolane in Cork on April 11 at approximately 4.30pm when he was approached by another man who exited a car. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A Garda spokesperson said: ‘Gardaí have arrested and charged a man in relation to a robbery incident on Ballincollie Road, Ballyvolane, Co. Cork on April 11, 2021.

‘At around 4.30pm a man was out walking his dog when a car pulled up beside him. A man exited the car, armed with what is believed to be a hammer, and threatened the man to hand over his dog.

‘The dog was then taken and put in the car, which then left the area.a bag of luggage: The man from the car is understood to have brandished a hammer when he demanded that the pet owner hand over his dog. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie The man from the car is understood to have brandished a hammer when he demanded that the pet owner hand over his dog. Pic: Shutterstock

‘The incident was reported to Gardaí and as part of the investigation the dog was recovered by Detective Gardaí from Watercourse Road and returned to the owner on April 12.

‘A man, aged in his late 20s, was arrested on April 19 and detained at Mayfield Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

‘He has since been charged and is due to appear before Cork City District Court this morning at 10.30am.’

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