Man arrested following armed robbery in Mullingar

Two men armed with a hammer and a bar threatened staff and stole a quantity of cash during the incident

A man has been arrested following an armed robbery and car crash in County Westmeath yesterday.

Two men armed with a hammer and a bar entered a Supermarket at Ardleigh, Mullingar at 9:30pm.

The men threatened staff and stole a quantity of cash, however no one was injured in the incident.

A short time later a silver Renault Megane crashed in to a wall at Ballinderry in Mullingar and two men were seen running from the vehicle.

Gardaí responding to the incident arrested one man close to where the car was crashed and a quantity of cash was recovered.

The man in his forties is being held at Mullingar Garda Station and a search is continuing for the second man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station on 044 9384000.