A 23-year-old man is due to appear in court this morning charged with a robbery at a service station in Cork City.
Shortly after 5.30pm on Sunday, a man armed with what is described as a machete, entered a service station on Blackrock Road. He threatened staff before leaving on foot with a tray from a till containing sum on cash and receipts.
The alarm was raised and in a follow-up operation involving uniformed Gardaí and armed detectives based at Anglesea Street and Blackrock Stations, the suspect was arrested near the scene a short time later. A sum of cash was also recovered.
The suspect was detained Bridewell Garda Station.
No one was injured during the incident.