Two people were treated in hospital after a robbery at a jewellery shop in Athlone today.

Two men entered the shop on Mardyke Street at around 1.30pm armed with what gardaí described as an incapacitating spray.

During the course of the raid, two women, a customer and a staff member, were hit with the spray and later treated at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe.

The men escaped with an undisclosed amount of jewellery.

One of the raiders is described as approximately 6’ tall, believed to be aged in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing a black jacket and trousers and a dark base ball cap.

The second man is described as approximately 5’8’’ in height with blonde hair and also aged in his late 20s or early 30s. He was also wearing dark coloured clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station on 090 6498550 the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.