Man charged in connection with robbery of cash at Limerick off-licence

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A MAN is due in court this morning, charged in connection with the robbery of cash from an off-licence by a thief who fled the scene on a bicycle after holding up staff with what’s believed to have been a knife.

The suspect, aged in his 30s, was arrested yesterday morning in connection with the robbery on Sunday.

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Gardaí arrested the man in relation to a robbery at an off-licence on High Road, Thomandgate, Co. Limerick that occurred on the 13th October 2019.

Shortly after 2.30pm, a man entered the off-licence armed with what is believed to be a knife. He threatened staff, took a sum of cash and left the scene on a bicycle,” a garda spokesman said yesterday.

“An investigation was carried out by Detective Gardaí from the Crime Unit in Mayorstone Park and a man in his 30s was arrested, 15th October 2019.”

The suspect was being detained at Henry Street Garda Station “under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

A garda spokesman confirmed this morning: “The man in his 30s who was arrested in relation to a robbery at an off-licence on High Road, Thomandgate, Co. Limerick on the 13th October, 2019 has been charged.”

“He is due to appear before Limerick City District Court this morning, 16th October, 2019 at 10.30am.”