Drogheda shop assailant arrested by gardaí at Covid-19 checkpoint
Man threatened female shop worker with syringe and demanded money, say gardaí
After gardaí apprehended the man he was taken to Drogheda Garda station and detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
A man who held up a female shop assistant with what appeared to be a blood filled syringe was arrested nearby by gardaí operating a Covid-19 checkpoint.
The man entered the premises where, gardaí say, he approached and threatened the woman with the needle demanding money. When he failed in his attempt to get cash, he snatched a gold necklace from her and fled the scene on foot.
However, gardaí operating a Covid-19 checkpoint nearby were alerted to the incident and arrested a male suspect aged in his thirties moments later following a chase on foot.
He was taken to Drogheda Garda station where he was detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this incident to contact the incident room at Drogheda Garda station at 041-9874200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666 111.