This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 18 °C Monday 16 July, 2018
Advertisement

Gardaí arrest two men after spate of armed robberies in Cork this morning

Gardaí said nobody was physically harmed during the incidents.

Image: Sam Boal

GARDAÍ HAVE SAID they arrested two men following a number of armed robberies in both the Cork city and county areas this morning.

Shortly before 7am, a man entered a petrol station in the Fermoy area and threatened staff with a knife. He left the filling station with money and made his getaway in a black car.

The second incident happened in the Watergrasshill area. The man entered a shop, demanded cash with a knife and again left in a black car. A third robbery occurred at a shop in Glanmire shortly after.

A garda spokesman said: “During a follow-up operation, a car matching the description provided was followed and intercepted by gardaí in the Douglas area.

“Two men aged in their 30s and 50s were arrested at the scene. The two men are currently detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at the Bridewell garda station.”

Gardaí said nobody was physically harmed during the incidents.

Investigations are ongoing and further updates will follow.

Read: RTÉ lost €20m last year covering ‘onerous’ events like the Olympics and 1916 commemorations >

Read: There’s now a war of words between the voice of Kermit and the makers of the Muppets >

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Read next:

COMMENTS (4)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

Leave a commentcancel