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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 21 November, 2014

Man robs Dublin petrol station. Leaves store. Is arrested by routine garda patrol.

The man entered the store in Artane armed with a bladed implement.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ ON A routine patrol this afternoon arrested a man who had moments before robbed a petrol station in Dublin.

The 31-year-old man entered the petrol station on Kilmore Road in Artane in Dublin at about 5.00 pm this afternoon armed with what is described as a bladed implement.

He then threatened staff with the weapon before fleeing the garage on foot with money from the cash register.

Gardaí who were on a routine patrol saw the man and gave chase, catching and arresting him not far from the scene of the crime. They recovered a weapon and quantity of cash.

There were no injuries during the course of the robbery or arrest.

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