Gardaí have arrested a man and woman in their teens in connection with the robbery of a service station on Parnell Road in Crumlin last night.
At around 8:30pm, the man and woman entered the premises and produced an imitation firearm and a hammer and threatened staff members. They took a small amount of cash and items from the service station and fled the scene on foot.
Gardaí responded to the activation of a panic alarm and attended the scene. The man and woman were arrested a short distance from the premises and the stolen cash and property was recovered.
They were both taken to Crumlin Garda Station where they were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
The male has been charged and is scheduled to appear in CCJ this morning at 10:30am and the female has been released pending referral to the Youth Diversion Programme.