A man in his 40s has been arrested in Co Kerry after the robbery of a petrol station in Tralee last night.
At around 8.20pm yesterday evening a man armed with a hatchet entered the petrol station at Rathass.
He threatened staff, stole cash and made off on foot across Rathass Graveyard.
Gardai later arrested a man fitting his description close to Fountain Court in Tralee - and recovered money, a hatchet and clothing after seaching the area.
A man in his 40s is currently detained at Tralee Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.