Man arrested following robbery at Ashford

Gardaí have arrested a 33 year old man following the robbery of a premises in Ashford on Thursday at around 3.30pm.

A male entered the Avoca café in Mount Usher gardens in possession of an implement and threatened staff but left the premises empty handed. No persons were injured during the incident.

Gardaí from the Wicklow Division launched a search operation of the area, resulting in the arrest of one man.

The arrested man was brought to Wicklow Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He was later released from Garda custody and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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