A man brandishing a hatchet threatened staff before robbing a sum of money from a shop attached to a well-known Tralee business last night.
The incident happened at Kelliher’s Toyota Car Sales, Rathass at about 8.20pm, in the convenience store located beside the petrol pumps.
The man, believed to be in his early 40s, managed to take the sum of money from the premises before being arrested by Gardai a short time later.
He’s currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
Gardai are appealing for information from the public with their investigation, which they say is at an early stage. They’ve asked anyone who was in the Rathass area at around 8.20pm last night, who may have information useful to the investigation, to contact Tralee Gardai.