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Man before special sitting of court

A man appeared before a special sitting of Roscommon Court this (Sunday) evening in connection with an incident in Cloontuskert on Saturday evening.

The incident occurred when a man armed with a knife entered a shop in Cloontuskert and threatened two members of staff.

Gardaí were alerted to the incident but the man managed to leave the scene in a grey car with a small quantity of cash taken from the cash register.

According to a Garda spokesperson, a short-time later this car was observed close to Longford where they arrested the male occupant.

The 42-year-old was initally detained at Longford Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and appeared before a special sitting of Roscommon District Court on Sunday night.

Gardaí say they have recovered an amount of cash and the weapon.


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