Man arrested after Kildare armed robbery

Sunday 21 April 2013 22.33
The man arrested is being held at Naas Garda Station
The man arrested is being held at Naas Garda Station

One man has been arrested and another is on the run after an armed robbery in Co Kildare this morning.

Two men armed with a firearm held up staff at a shop in Johnstown just after 8.15am. They escaped with a sum of cash.

One of the men was arrested near the scene a short time later. He is being held at Naas Garda Station.

Gardaí also recovered a handgun and a sum of cash.

The second man escaped in a car, which was later found by gardaí.

They have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information about the second man to contact them in Naas on 045-884300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800666111.