Gardaí hunt man who held staff at knife-point

Cleaning staff in Mayfield Post Office threatened this afternoon

Gardai in Cork are searching for a man who held up cleaning staff in a post office on the city's northside this afternoon.

The man entered Mayfield Post Office, on Kerry Road around 2pm, only to discover that there was no cash on the premises.

Gardai say he was in possession of a knife and threatened staff.

There were no injuries reported and the man fled the scene empty handed in a blue ford fiesta.

The car has been recovered and no arrests have been made.

The man is described as being 5'8" in height, wearing sunglasses, grey tracksuit bottoms and a dark-coloured hoodie.

Gardai in Mayfield in Cork City are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with information to contact them on 021 4558510.