Gardaí are investigating an armed robbery in Co Wicklow last night.

Two men, one armed with a sword and one with a handgun, held up staff at a filling station in Blessington just after 10pm and stole a quantity of cash.

Gardaí later stopped a car and arrested two men and recovered a handgun, a sword and a quantity of cash.

The men, aged 30 and 40, are being held at Bray Garda Station.

The scene at the filling station is preserved for a technical examination and the car has been seized for examination.