Armed Robbery, Drogheda back in the News?

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Man arrested after he allegedly ‘pulled the trigger’ on handgun during attempted robbery

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A man has been arrested after he allegedly ‘pulled the trigger’ of a handgun during an attempted robbery in Louth on Monday.a man holding a bag of luggage© Provided by Extra.ie

A woman had been walking in an area between Patrick View and Patrick Street in Drogheda Town at approximately 3pm when she was approached by a man.

It is alleged that the man demanded money from the woman a number of times before he produced a handgun.a group of people in uniform: A man has been arrested after he allegedly ‘pulled the trigger’ of a handgun during an attempted robbery in Louth on Monday. Pic: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie A man has been arrested after he allegedly ‘pulled the trigger’ of a handgun during an attempted robbery in Louth on Monday. Pic: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Gardai said that the man allegedly ‘pulled the trigger’ of the gun as he pointed it at the woman, but no shot was discharged and he fled the scene.

Armed Gardai responded to a report about the incident and a man, who is aged in his late teens, was arrested nearby at approximately 4pm.

A search followed the arrest and Gardai discovered a black imitation gun, which was seized and subsequently sent for forensic testing.a man walking down the street: A woman had been walking in an area between Patrick View and Patrick Street in Drogheda Town at approximately 3pm when she was approached by a man. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie A woman had been walking in an area between Patrick View and Patrick Street in Drogheda Town at approximately 3pm when she was approached by a man. Pic: Shutterstock

A Garda spokesperson said: ‘Gardaí in Drogheda have arrested a man following an attempted armed robbery in Drogheda town on Monday afternoon.

‘Shortly after 3pm on Monday, June 14, 2021 a woman was out walking between Park View and Patrick Street in Drogheda town, when she was approached by a man who demanded money from her a number of times.

‘He then produced a handgun, pointed it at her and pulled the trigger. No shot was discharged and he then fled the scene.a close up of a sign: It is alleged that the man demanded money from the woman a number of times before he produced a handgun. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images© Provided by Extra.ie It is alleged that the man demanded money from the woman a number of times before he produced a handgun. Pic: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

‘Gardaí were called and attended the scene, and assistance was provided by the armed support unit.

‘A man in his late teens was located in the area and he was arrested shortly after 4pm in connection with this attempted armed robbery.a blue and white sign: Gardai said that the man allegedly ‘pulled the trigger’ of the gun as he pointed it at the woman, but no shot was discharged and he fled the scene. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie Gardai said that the man allegedly ‘pulled the trigger’ of the gun as he pointed it at the woman, but no shot was discharged and he fled the scene. Pic: Shutterstock

‘Separately Gardaí carried out a search in the vicinity of the attempted robbery and a black imitation firearm was located at Park View. This was seized by Gardaí. This firearm will be sent for forensic analysis.

‘The man in his late teens continues to be detained at Drogheda Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.’

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