Portlaoise masked raider arrested

A MASKED raider who was armed with a bread knife threatened a female member of staff and made off with a quantity of cash following a Portlaoise robbery.

A MASKED raider who was armed with a bread knife threatened a female member of staff and made off with a quantity of cash following a Portlaoise robbery.

Gardaí are investigating the incident which occurred at the Sila’s store on the Dublin Road at approximately 6.40pm last Tuesday week, August 21.

A 19-year-old male was subsequently arrested a short time later and he was detained and charged at Portlaoise Garda Station before being released.

All of the money was recovered and a file on the matter has been sent to the DPP.