Man arrested over armed shop robbery in west Dublin

It happened in Neilstown shortly before 7.00am

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A man has been arrested by gardaí investigating the robbery of a convenience store in Dublin.

It happened in Neilstown shortly before 7.00am on Saturday.

Two men, one in possession of a firearm, approached a male member of staff at the entrance of the shop.

They assaulted the man and fled the scene on foot with a quantity of cigarettes and alcohol.

Gardaí arrested one man, aged in his mid-40s, close to the scene.

He is currently being held at Ronanstown garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Gardaí say the second man remains at large.

They also located a firearm, a baton, cigarettes and alcohol in a follow-up search.

The injured man was taken to Tallaght Hospital with minor injuries, while the scene was preserved and technically examined.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses - and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Ronanstown garda station on 01-666-7700, the Confidential Line at 1800-666-111 or any garda station.