LATEST: Man arrested in West Cork in relation to alleged car park robbery to appear in court today 

LATEST: Man arrested in West Cork in relation to alleged car park robbery to appear in court today 

"A woman attended Newcastle West Garda Station where she reported that she had just been subject of a robbery." 

LATEST: The man arrested in in West Cork relation to a robbery in Limerick on Monday has since been charged. 

He is due to appear before Limerick City District Court this afternoon.

EARLIER: Gardaí have arrested a man in Cork in relation to a robbery in Limerick on Monday January 18.

"A woman attended Newcastle West Garda Station where she reported that she had just been subject of a robbery at a car park on Sheehan's Road, Newcastle West at 12.30pm," a Garda spokesperson said. 

"She outlined that she had been sitting in her car smoking a cigarette when a man approached her and requested a cigarette.

"When she refused the man became aggressive and threatened her with what was believed to be a knife. 

"He proceed to grab her cigarettes from the dash board and got into a car which then left the scene. The woman was not harmed during the incident." 

Following an investigation by detectives in Newcastle West, a possible suspect was nominated and yesterday a man, aged in his 30s, was arrested in West Cork by Gardaí from Newcastle West.

He was brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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