Gardaí have arrested three men following an armed robbery in Ferbane, Co Offaly on Monday morning.
At approximately 6.40am this morning three men entered a convenience store in Ferbane armed with a number of weapons and forced the two female staff members to hand over a quantity of cigarettes, alcohol and cash.
The men left the scene in a dark coloured vehicle. Both staff members did not require medical attention after the incident.
In follow-up searches today, all three men (19, 20 and 26 years) were arrested in Galway and are all currently detained under Section 50 Criminal Justice Act, 2007 in Garda stations across the midlands of the country.
The investigation is ongoing.