A cash-in-transit van has been held up and robbed in an armed raid in north Dublin.

The incident happened at 11.50am at Bayside Shopping Centre in Sutton.

Security staff were approached by two men, one wearing a balaclava, the second had a scarf covering his face and armed with what appeared to be a gun.

The men threatened staff and escaped with a cash box in a black Opel Vectra car towards Bayside Dart Station.

The car was abandoned and the men fled on foot.

No injuries were reported. 

Investigations are ongoing