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Masked raiders armed with a hammer demand cash from Cork shop till

Two men and one woman have now been released from custody.

Image: St Mary's Road via Google Maps

THREE PEOPLE HAVE been released without charge after being arrested over an armed robbery in Cork.

Two masked raiders, one armed with a hammer, entered a shop on St Mary’s Road in Cork city at around 4:25 yesterday afternoon.

One of them threatened a female shop assistant and forced her to hand over cash from the till.

They pair then ran out of the shop down Strawhall onto Farran Street, where they got into a small silver hatchback.

At approximately 5.10pm, gardaí intercepted the car at St. John’s Well.

Two men and a woman, all in their 20s, were arrested and taken to Mayfield and the Bridewell Garda stations.

All three have now been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the DPP.

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