A man is on the run after robbing a shop on South Leinster Street in Dublin while armed with a knife at 12.15pm.
The incident happened when a man armed with a knife entered the premises, threatened staff and made off with a sum of money.
As he fled the scene members of the public attempted to apprehend the man.
It's believed he got into a taxi in the Westland Row area after being chased.
The man was wearing a blue/navy puffa type jacket.
Gardai are appealing for anyone who witnessed the situation unfold just after midday on Saturday to contact them t Pearse Street Garda Station on 01-6669000, or Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111.