Gardai in Waterford City are searching for a man who threatened staff in a shop with a large kitchen knife in a robbery yesterday afternoon.Between 4 and 4.30pm the man entered the Freshways Store in Cleaboy and demanded money.He left with a small amount of cash. He was followed by the manager and another member of staffwho managed to trip him up in De Vinci Avenue. The culprit then threatened the staff member by holding a knife to his face. Some of the cash was recovered and the staff did not follow him any further. No injuries were reported. The man was was wearing a Grey hoodie and grey tracksuit bottoms. His face was covered.
Between 12.40 and 12.55 am early this morning a man entered a house at St. Catherines Grange and pepper sprayed one of the occupants. Nothing was taken.
Between 7.45am and 6.30pm yesterday a house was broken into in St Johns Park, Waterford Entry was gained through a back bedroom window and a small amount of cash was taken.
Between 9am on Tuesday last and 1pm yesterday a house at Briot Avenue was broken into and ransacked.It's not known what is missing as some of the students are still away on Easter Holidays
If anyone has information they are asked to contact Waterford Garda Station on 051-305300.