Three arrested after filling station robbery
THREE people are in custody this evening following a robbery at a filling station in Cork City.
Two masked men armed with knives held up staff at a service station on Leitrim Street and stole a quantity of cash at around 8.20pm this evening.
The men left the scene in a car. It was driven by another man and had a female passenger.
A Garda car patrolling in the area stopped the car and arrested three occupants a woman and two men ranging in ages from late 20's to mid 40's.
A forth person, a man, escaped on foot. Gardaí recovered knives, balaclavas and cash in the car.
The three people arrested are currently detained at Mayfield and Gurranabraher Garda Station, under section 4 of the criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The scene at the filling station is preserved for technical examination and the car has been seized for examination.