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.