Armed raiders have made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after targetting the Bank Of Ireland in Edenderry, Co Offaly.
At about 3.45pm today, two armed men dressed in full motorbike gear, including helmets, entered the busy premises.
The raiders were carrying handguns and threatened staff, before an undisclosed amount of money, believed to be a four-figure sum, was handed over.
There were seven or eight customers in the bank at the time. However, no shots were fired and nobody was injured in the incident.
The raiders made their escape on a black Honda motorcycle towards Dublin. Gardaí at Edenderry are appealing for witnesses on 046 97 31 290.