The incident happened at a shop in the Dunbrin area of Athy at around 4pm yesterday
A man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Kildare.
A man armed with a handgun entered a shop in the Dunbrin area of Athy at around 4pm yesterday.
He threatened staff before leaving the scene with a sum of money.
Gardaí have recovered an imitation firearm along with a sum of money during a follow-up operation.
A 20-year-old man was also arrested.
The man is being held at Newbridge Garda Station.