A man has appeared in court following an attempted armed robbery at a shop in Newtowncunningham.

Rory Moyne came before Letterkenny District Court today and was granted legal aid.

The court was told that no directions had yet been given by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case.

It follows an alleged armed robbery at Your Shop in Newtowncunningham at 11.45am on Friday last.

A lone male entered a convenience store and allegedly threatened a staff member at knife-point before leaving the store on foot empty-handed.

The alarm was raised and a Garda unit on covert patrol in the area at the time arrested a man in his 20s who was near the scene a short time later.

He was taken to Letterkenny Garda Station and detained for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Moyne, of Cornfield Lane, Newtowncunningham, who is aged 26, is charged with having a knife at the shop on the date of the robbery.

He was freed on bail to appear at Letterkenny District Court again on January 6th.


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