Thursday 18 January 2018

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.

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