Sat, 14 Dec 2019

CO CORK - A Sunday night robbery of a service station in Cork City by a man with a machete has led to an arrest.

The robbery took place shortly after 5:30pm on Sunday. Gardai say a man armed with a machete entered a service station on Blackrock Road, in Cork City. The man threatened the staff with the machete before grabbing the tray from the till and fleeing on foot.

The alarm was raised and in a follow up operation involving uniformed garda and armed detectives based at Anglesea Street and Blackrock Stations, a 23-year-old man was arrested near the scene a short time later. A sum of cash was also recovered.

The man, 23, is currently detained at the Bridewell Garda Station.

Gardai say no-one was injured during the incident, and that investigations are ongoing.

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