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Gardai track down man who fled armed robbery in Cork in a taxi

24th April 2022

An armed robber fled from a premises in Cork in a taxi before later being caught by Gardai.

Terrified staff were threatened with a weapon when the man burst into the premises on Main Street in Ballincollig on Saturday.

He fled the premises around 7.15 pm carrying a number of items in a taxi.

But Gardai later arrested a man in his 30s and recovered the stolen items.

He was taken to Bridewell garda station where he was charged in connection with the incident and is due to appear in court on Monday.

garda spokesperson said: ‘Gardaí in Togher arrested one man following an armed robbery that occurred at a business premises on Main Street, Ballincollig, Cork on the evening of Saturday 23rd April, 2022.

‘At approximately 7.15p.m. yesterday evening a lone male entered the business premises on Main Street, Ballincollig armed with a weapon and threatened the staff members. He left the scene in a taxi a number of items of property.

‘In a follow up search of the area Gardaí arrested one man (late 30’s) and the property from the premises was located. He was taken to Bridewell Garda station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

‘He has since been charged in relation to the incident and is due to appear tomorrow morning Monday 25th April, 2022 at Cork City Court, Court Number 1, at 10.30a.m.

‘The investigation is ongoing.’

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