A man has been arrested in relation to three armed robberies that were carried in Cork city in the last week and is being detained for questioning.
“Gardaí have arrested a man in relation to a number of robberies that have taken place in the Cork City area in the past seven days,” said a Garda spokesperson.
On Friday, November 11, at about 1.50pm, a man armed with a knife and dressed in dark clothing, entered a Post Office on the South Douglas Road and demanded money.
The man threatened a male customer and a female member of staff before making off on foot with a substantial quantity of cash.
A second incident occurred in Ballintemple, Blackrock on Wednesday morning, when a man, again armed with a knife, entered a business premises and demanded a sum of cash.
Shortly after 12.30pm today, Friday, November 18, Gardaí were alerted to a robbery taking place at a business premises on the South Douglas Road area of Cork City.
A man aged in his 40s has been arrested this afternoon in connection with these robberies and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Bridewell Garda station.
Investigations are ongoing.