Two men arrested following reported armed robberies in Cork

Incidents were reported in Fermoy, Watergrasshill and Glanmire earlier today

Two men arrested following reported armed robberies in Cork

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Two men have been arrested following reports of three armed robberies in Cork earlier today.

The incidents happened across Cork city and county earlier today.

At around 7am, a man armed with a knife entered a filling station in Fermoy.

He is said have threatened staff and demanded cash before leaving in a black car.

Shortly before 10am, another robbery took place at a shop in Watergrasshill.

A man threatened staff at knife point, before escaping in a black car with a small amount of cash.

A third robbery happened at a shop in Glanmire shortly after.

Nobody was injured in any of the incidents.

During a follow-up operation, Gardaí in the Douglas area followed and intercepted a car.

Two men - aged in their 30s and 50s - were arrested at the scene.

They are being held at Bridewell Garda Station.