Man charged over Dublin robbery

The man threatened staff in the Spar store before seizing a sum of cash

Updated 20:38

A man in his 50's has been charged in connection with an armed robbery in Dublin over the weekend.

The man entered the Spar shop on Thorncastle Street at approximately 5.40pm on Saturday, and was believed to be in possession of a firearm. He threatened staff and took an amount of cash before fleeing the scene on foot. No injuries were reported.

Gardaí arrested a man close to the scene a short time later. A firearm and cash have been seized. 

Gardaí arrested a man close to the scene a short time later, he man's being held at Irishtown Garda Station and is due to appear before Dublin District Court at 10.30 in the morning.