Two men arrested after attempted robbery in Offaly

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Two males aged in their 20s have been arrested by Gardai following an armed robbery in Geashill, Co. Offaly, on May 28th.

Two males aged in their 20s have been arrested by Gardai following an armed robbery in Geashill, Co. Offaly, on May 28th.

At approximately 7.45 p.m. two males wearing balaclavas and armed with a knife entered a convenience store in Geashill. They threatened and held up staff before leaving the store with an amount of money.

One of the males was apprehended by two members of the public as he left the store and was arrested by Gardai minutes later. The second male fled the scene in a car. During a follow up operation a car was intercepted by Gardai near Portarlington and a second male was arrested.

Both males are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Tullamore Garda Station.

A knife and all of the money taken has been recovered.