Laois Gardai arrested and charged a man following a harrowing incident in a Portlaoise shop.
Last Friday, a man armed with a hammer, entered a shop in the town and threatened staff.
He eventually fled the scene with a sum of money and a quantity of tobacco.
On Tuesday, Gardai carried out a search where they discovered significant evidence in relation to the case.
Today, Gardai arrested a man and charged him with a number of offences relating to the robbery.
He was brought before Portlaoise District Court where he was remanded in custody.
Laois Gardai said: “On the 15th January 2021, a male entered a shop in Portlaoise town armed with a hammer.
“The male threatened staff and demanded money and tobacco before fleeing the scene with a sum of cash and tobacco.
“On the 20th January 2021, a search was carried out during the course of which evidence relevant to the investigation was located and seized.
“On the 21st January 2021, a male was charged with a number of offences related to this Robbery and remanded in custody at Portlaoise District Court.
“Thank you to the public for your assistance.”