30th May 2014
By David O’Sullivan
Three people are in custody following a robbery at a filling station in Cork City last night at 8.20pm.
Two masked men armed with knives held up staff at a service station on Leitrim Street and stole a quantity of cash. The men left the scene in a car. It was driven by another man and had a female passenger.
A Garda car patrolling in the area (possibly an unmarked Silver Hyundai Estate -Editor) stopped the car and arrested three occupants a woman and two men ranging in ages from late 20s to mid 40s. A forth person, a man, escaped on foot. Gardaí recovered knives, balaclavas and cash in the car.
The three people arrested are currently detained at Mayfield and Gurranabraher Garda Station, under section 4 of the criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The scene at the filling station was preserved for technical examination as of last night and the getaway car has been seized for examination.Follow TheCork.ie (The Online Newspaper for Cork, Ireland) on social media