The man is being detained at Henry Street garda station
GARDAI in Limerick have arrested a man following two robbery incidents in the city that occurred within minutes of each other.
Gardai said at around 7.15am on Wednesday, a man entered a petrol station on Lough Quay armed with what is believed to be a knife, threatened staff and demanded money. He left empty handed.
Around ten minutes later, a man entered a shop on Cruises Street, again armed with what is believed to be a knife, threatened staff and demanded money.
He left the scene with a small amount of cash and headed on foot towards Denmark Street.
Following preliminary investigations by gardai, a man was arrested and brought to Henry Street Garda Station.
He is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.