Gardaí in Tralee are investigating an attempted robbery at a shop in the Oakpark area last night.
At approximately 10.15pm a person wearing a balaclava is said to have entered the Spar premises in Oakpark.
Eye witnesses accounts indicate the person was carrying a knife.
Gardaí arrived at the scene at 10.19pm and are now said to be following a definite line of inquiry.
An appeal has been issued to the public; anyone with any information should contact Tralee Garda station at 066-7102300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.