Man to appear in court after staff in Cork city off-licence were threatened with syringe

Man to appear in court after staff in Cork city off-licence were threatened with syringe

On Sunday, shortly before 6pm a man entered an off-licence on Douglas Street, armed with what is believed to be a syringe, threatened staff and left empty-handed.

GARDAÍ have arrested and charged a man in relation to an attempted robbery in Cork city.

On Sunday, shortly before 6pm a man entered an off-licence on Douglas Street, armed with what is believed to be a syringe, threatened staff and left empty-handed.

Detective Gardaí from Anglesea Street attended and carried out a patrol of the area but a suspect was not located. 

The scene was examined by the local Scenes of Crime Unit and CCTV was gathered from the area.

As a result of the initial enquiries a man, aged in his 20s, was arrested yesterday morning. 

He was detained at Mayfield Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and has since been charged.

He is due to appear before Cork City District Court this morning at 10.30am.

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