Laois Gardaí Investigating Attempted Robbery This Morning

A man was arrested quickly afterwards.

Gardaí are investigating an attempted robbery in Laois this morning.

A man - who gardaí believe may have been armed - entered a filling station on the Tullamore Road in Mountmellick at about 6 o'clock.

He was arrested quickly afterwards and is being detained at Portlaoise Garda Station.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone in the Townspark area between 5.50 and 7 o'clock this morning is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 867 4100.

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