Man arrested following two robbery incidents in Limerick

The man is being detained at Henry Street garda station

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.