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.

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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.

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