Three in court in connection with Offaly armed robbery

Three people - two males and one female - were arrested following the robbery after ramming a Garda vehicle

Gardaí have charged two men and a woman in connection with an armed robbery at a shop in Tullamore County Offaly.

Gardaí said that two males entered a shop in Cappincur, Tullamore at about 9:25pm on Tuesday evening.

The men were armed with a knife and a hammer and they left with a sum of money after threatening staff.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

The men made their getaway in a car with a third person and drove towards Dublin on the motorway.

Three people, two males and one female were later arrested near Clonard, County Meath after ramming a Garda vehicle.

Gardaí recovered the property taken and the weapons used.

Two men and woman – all in their 20s – are appearing before Portlaoise District Court this morning.