Man arrested and charged after Midlands businesses hit by burglaries

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Man arrested and charged after Midlands businesses hit by burglaries

Man arrested and charged after Midlands businesses hit by burglaries

A man in his late teens has been arrested in connection with premises being broken into in Portarlington on the Laois-Offaly border.

Last Saturday, June 15, between 5.15pm and 5.40pm, two incidents occurred at business premises in Portarlington, one an electrical shop and the other a supermarket.

During the course of the incidents, a lone male attempted to rob the premises.

Portarlington gardaí, in responding to both incidents, subsequently arrested a 19-year-old man who was charged.

He will be appearing before Portlaoise District Court.

The gardaí would like to thank the public for their assistance to date and appeal to any member of the public that may have information to assist them by contacting Portarlington Garda Station on 057 862 3112.