Woman released without charge after knife raid on Harrington's bookmakers in Abbeyleix

Woman arrested after knife raid on Harrington's bookmakers in Abbeyleix

Pat Somers pat@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

A 23-year old woman who was arrested following a raid on Harrington's Bookmakers in Abbeyleix on Monday evening, has been released without charge.

The robbery took place at 8.45pm on Monday when one person entered the Bookmakers brandishing a knife and threatening staff.

The raider subsequently made off with a substantial amount of cash.

Gardai later arrested a 23-year old woman in connection with the incident and she was detained at Portlaoise Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1994.

A file is being prepared for the DPP.