Big Garda manhunt after armed raid

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Mullingar was the scene of a major manhunt by Gardai in the Ballinderry area on Saturday night-Sunday morning last, after an armed robbery at the Ardleigh Spar Supermac shop around 9.30pm on Saturday, involving two men who fled in a car after demanding money and snatching cigarettes.

Minutes later, the Gardai were alerted to a car crash at Ballinderry, near the Greyhound track roundabout, and it transpired that the suspects were involved in the car crash, and one of them was detained and money recovered, while the other fled on foot, and was being pursued by the Gardai.

What attracted most public attention was a Garda helicopter with searchlight and other equipment, which hovered over the Ballinderry area for more than an hour during the manhunt for the second robbery suspect.

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