Man being questioned at Kildare Garda Station in connection with armed raid

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Man being questioned at Kildare Garda Station in connection with armed raid

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Gardai are questioning a man in connection with an armed raid on a Kildare betting shop.  

It's understood a man, who was wielding a knife and dressed in a fluorescent trousers and jacket, entered Ladbrokes at Allen View Heights, Newbridge at approximately 10am yesterday. It's believed he made off with a sum of cash.

This morning, Gardaí arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with the raid and he is being questioned at Kildare Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. 

Gardai are appealing for information on a person who may have accompanied the culprit. They are also asking anyone who saw the car they may have been using to contact them at 045 527730.