A 23-year-old man has been arrested by Gardaí following a robbery at a service station in Cork City. Shortly after 5.30pm a man armed with what is described as a machete entered a service station on Blackrock Road, Cork. 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, a 23-year-old male suspect was arrested near the scene a short time later. A sum of cash was also recovered.

The suspect is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 for questioning at the Bridewell Garda Station.

No one was injured during the incident. Investigations are ongoing.

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