Portlaoise Garda Station is a listed building.
Gardaí attached to the Detective Branch in Portlaoise are investigating the robbery from two youths in the Kilminchy area of Portlaoise on Friday morning May 13.
Gardaí said that as part of the investigation a number of properties were searched in the area and one male in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of robbery.
The male was detained at Portlaoise Garda Station in accordance with section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 where was charged.
He is due to appear in court again this week in Portlaoise Circuit Court on a number of offences.
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