Two men arrested after armed robbery attempt in Dublin

The failed robbery took place in Ongar last night

Two men have been arrested in connection with a robbery in Ongar, Dublin.

Gardaí say up to three men, armed with firearms and knives, entered a supermarket in Ongar Village at around 8.30 last night.

The men threatened staff and demanded cash, but left the scene empty-handed, in a silver-coloured car.

Two men, aged 37 and 40, were arrested close to the scene.

They were taken for questioning to Blanchardstown garda station, where they can be held for up to three days.