One man has been arrested and another is on the run after an armed robbery in Co Kildare this morning.

Two men armed with a firearm held up staff at a shop in Johnstown just after 8.15am. They escaped with a sum of cash.

One of the men was arrested near the scene a short time later. He is being held at Naas Garda Station.

Gardaí also recovered a handgun and a sum of cash.

The second man escaped in a car, which was later found by gardaí.

They have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information about the second man to contact them in Naas on 045-884300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800666111.