A man has appeared in court following an armed robbery at a petrol station in Letterkenny.
Marcel Poitkowski, aged 27, appeared at a special sitting of Carrick-on-Shannon District Court in County Leitrim this morning.
He was charged with a number of counts including robbery.
It follows an incident at the Spar Express Filling Station in Glencar, Letterkenny on Sunday morning last, December 27th.
A man entered the premises with what appeared to be a gun and threatened terrified staff at around 9.40am.
The man fled on foot with a sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes.
Later in the morning, Gardaí responded to reports of a theft of a vehicle and intercepted a car in Donegal Town.
A suspected handgun, a sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes were all recovered by Gardaí.
A man was later arrested and charged.
Poitkowski, of no fixed abode, but with a previous address in Ballybofey was remanded in custody.
The accused, who was represented by solicitor Donough Cleary, will appear again at Letterkenny District Court on January 4th.