Gardaí are searching for two men who carried out an armed raid on a bank in Dublin this afternoon.

The men, one of whom was armed with what was described as a handgun and the other with a crowbar, entered the Permanent TSB on Baggot Street Upper at around 12.40pm.

They threatened staff and left with a sum of money.

No-one was injured in the robbery.

After leaving the bank, the men moved through a crowd of pedestrians standing at the junction of Baggot Street Upper and Haddington Road, before crossing over to the junction of Haddington Road and Percy Place.

Gardaí believe they then left the area in an unidentified vehicle.

One of the men is described as 1.8m (5'11") and of heavy build.

He was wearing a hi-vis jacket, the bottom half of which was dark in colour, dark bottoms, black wool hat and white painter's mask. He was carrying a crowbar.

The second man is around 1.75m (5'8" or 5'9"). He was wearing a black builder's jacket with grey fluorescent stripes, a black wool hat and had a black scarf over his face.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have any information on the robbery to contact the incident room at Irishtown Garda Station on 01-6669632, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.