Gardai in Portlaoise have detained a man following a theft from a shop in the town.
Gardai say that on January 15 a male entered a shop in Portlaoise allegedly armed with a hammer.
It is claimed that staff were threatened and money and tobacco was demanded.
Gardai say a suspect fled the scene with a sum of cash and tobacco.
The police say that on January 20 a search was carried out during the course of which evidence was located and seized.
Gardai add that on January 21 a male was charged with a number of offences related to and remanded remanded in custody at Portlaoise District Court.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.