Man arrested in connection with armed robbery at filling station

A man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Laois.

Shots were fire during the incident at a filling station on the Portlaoise Road, Mountrath in the early hours of last Saturday morning.

A man entered a filling station wearing a balaclava threatened a staff member with a firearm and made off with an amount of cash and gun and money were later recovered.

A 31-year-old has been charged in connection with the incident and is due before the courts this morning.

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