Gardai arrest young man after weapon-wielding thief storms Swords restaurant

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Gardai have arrested one man following the burglary of a restaurant in north Dublin.

A weapon-armed thief threatened staff before stealing a sum of cash during the frightening Swords incident on Sunday.

Officers carried out extensive searches after midday following the burglary in the Applewood area.

A young man in his 20s was arrested at a premises nearby and taken to Swords Garda Station.

The sum of stolen cash was recovered and returned to the restaurant.

Swords Garda Station

A Garda spokesman told Dublin Live that a file will be prepared for the DPP also.

He said: “Gardaí have arrested a man in relation to an aggravated burglary which occurred in Swords on the 30th May.

“At approximately 12 noon yesterday, Gardaí received report of a burglary at a restaurant in the Applewood area of Swords.

“A male had entered the premises and threatened staff members with a weapon before fleeing the scene with a sum of cash.

“Gardaí from Swords Garda Station attended the scene and conducted searches of the area.

“One male in his 20s was located at a nearby premises and arrested. 

“He was taken to Swords Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.”