Man arrested after threatening shop worker with blood filled syringe during robbery
Gardaí conducting a Covid-19 checkpoint nearby arrested the man following a short foot chase.
A man in his 30s has been arrested following a robbery at a store in Drogheda.
It's understood the man entered a store on Dominic Street around 4pm and threatened a female staff member with what appeared to be a blood filled syringe and demanded a sum of money.
When he didn't get money, he took a gold necklace from the staff member before leaving the scene on foot.
Gardaí operating a Covid-19 checkpoint nearby were alerted to the incident and arrested the man moments later following a short foot chase.
The suspect was taken to Drogheda Garda Station where he currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this incident to contact the incident room at Drogheda Garda Station. Anyone with information is asked to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041-9874200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.