Gardaí arrest man following investigations into robberies at retail premises
By William O'Connor
A MAN has been arrested following a Garda investigation into a number of robberies of retail premises' that occurred in the Ballyfermot area recently.
On Thursday, March 12, a robbery of a shop took place on the Ballyfermot Road where a man armed with a knife threatened staff before fleeing with a sum of cash.
On Monday, March 23, a man entered a shop, also on the Ballyfermot Road, and threatened staff with what's believed to be a screwdriver. A sum of cash and cigarettes were taken and the male fled the scene on foot.
At a shop on the Sarsfield Road in Ballyfermot on Thursday, April 2, a man fled the scene with a sum of cash and cigarettes after threatening staff with a knife.
On Friday, April 3, a man entered a pharmacy in Ballyfermot armed with a lump hammer and fled the scene with a number of tablets after threatening staff.
During an operation carried out by Ballyfermot District Detective Unit on Friday, April 3, a man in his 30s was arrested and detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
He will appear at Dublin District Court this morning Saturday, April 4 charged in connection with these incidents.