Man arrested following aggravated burglary and robbery at primary school in Longford
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
A 38-year-old man has been arrested by Gardaí following a suspected aggravated burglary and robbery at a primary school in Longford on Thursday evening, 28 August.
It's understood that shortly after 7pm, a man entered a primary school in Longford where a school board meeting was taking place.
The man threatened those in attendance with what is believed to be a screwdriver before fleeing the scene with a sum of cash.
Gardaí arrested a man in Longford town a short time later and recovered a sum of cash.
The arrested man is currently detained for questioning at Longford Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
An examination of the scene has been carried out by local scenes of crime personnel and investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
They are particularly appealing to the driver of a van that may have been flagged down in the Chapel Street area by the suspect as he fled from the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station 043 335 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.