Two people have been arrested after an armed robbery in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

The incident took place on the Main Street at around 11.40pm last night.

A man armed with a firearm entered a shop and threatened staff before escaping with a sum of money.

No shots were fired during the raid and no-one was injured.

In a follow-up search, a man, aged in his late teens, was arrested along with a sum of money.

The woman was arrested after a search of a house in Briarswood in Blanchardstown and an imitation firearm was recovered.

The two are being held at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01-6667000, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.