Man due in court charged with petrol station robbery 

Man due in court charged with petrol station robbery 

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. 

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