Gardaí are investigating an armed robbery at a shop in Co Cork last night.
The alleged incident occurred at Cuddihy’s Daybreak shop in Ovens.
Gardaí are believed to be searching for two men who carried out the robbery, armed with a meat cleaver.
The men were wearing balaclavas and escaped with a small amount of cash and cigarettes and alcohol.
Two shop assistants working at the time escaped unhurt.
The shop owners say the premises will remain closed this morning until a garda forensic examination is complete.
In a statement on Facebook last night, the shopowner said:
"Unfortunately, due to armed robbery in the shop this evening, we will remain closed tomorrow morning until Garda forensic unit give us all-clear to reopen.
"Apologies for any inconvenience."
Gardai are examining CCTV footage and will carry out a forensic examination at the scene today.