Three arrests after armed robbery in Cork

Friday 30 May 2014 15.25
Those arrested are being detained at Gurranabraher and Mayfield garda stations
Those arrested are being detained at Gurranabraher and Mayfield garda stations

Three people have been arrested following an armed robbery at a filling station in Cork city.

Two masked men, armed with knives, held up staff on the Leitrim Street premises just before 8.30pm last night and stole a quantity of cash.

The men left the scene in a car, which was driven by another man and had a female passenger.

Gardaí later stopped a car and arrested three occupants; a woman and two men, ranging in ages from late 20s to mid 40s.

A third man escaped on foot.

Gardaí recovered knives, balaclavas and cash in the car.

The three people arrested are being detained at Mayfield and Gurranabraher garda stations.