Gardaí at Kildare received a call to the effect that an armed robbery was taking place at The Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin.
Shortly after 3.30am on the 16/3/09 Gardaí at Kildare received a call to the effect that an armed robbery was taking place at The Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin.
Garda members from Newbridge and Kildare went immediately to the scene and a dark coloured car was seen speeding out of Barrow Close, opposite the hotel, in the direction of Dublin.
On further investigation of this incident 3 men were arrested in a wooded area at Clogheen, Monasterevin.
A loaded sawn off shot gun was also recovered from a car on Drogheda Street. An attempt had been made to steal this car.
The 3 men are aged 18, 20 and 35 years and are detained at Kildare and Newbridge Garda Stations under section 30 of The Offences Against The State Act.
Anyone who may have information to offer in relation to this incident are asked to contact Gardaí at Kildare on 045 527731, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Garda Press Office,
1240hrs, 16 March 2009.