24/06/2008

Arrested Follows Limerick Bank Robbery

A man has been arrested following a bank robbery in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick on Monday morning.

Three males wearing florescent jackets entered the Bank of Ireland branch on Lord Edward Street in Kilmallock at around 11.10am, threatening staff using an as yet unknown implement. Gardaí identified the weapon, but do not believe it to be a firearm.

A middle-aged man was arrested shortly before 2pm and taken for questioning to Bruff Garda Station.

During the robbery, an unspecified sum of cash was stolen before the gang escaped in a red hatchback with yellow registration plates in the direction of Kilfinane.

Gardaí arrested the man in the Martinstown area of Co. Limerick and Gardaí believe they have also recovered the vehicle that was used by the gang.

Anyone with further information is being asked to contact Bruff Garda Station.

(DW/JM)

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