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.