Arrest made in attempted armed burglary case in Carrick on Suir

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Gardaí have made an arrest in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Carrick on Suir.

The incident happened at the Primo Service Station in the town yesterday morning.

A lone raider entered the premises on John Street at around 9.40 on Wednesday morning.

He was wearing a balaclava and brandishing a knife

He demanded cash but fled empty handed through the nearby Carrick Swans GAA field.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

Shortly after 8 o’clock this morning a local male was arrested by Gardaí in connection with the robbery attempt.

He has been taken to Cahir Garda station where he is being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act – he can be detained for up to 24 hours.