STAFF at a petrol station in Tralee were last night subjected to a terrifying experience after a man brandishing a hatchet threatened them before robbing a sum of money from a premises.
The incident occurred at Kelliher’s Toyota Car Sales in Rathass at approximately 8.20pm, in the convenience store located beside the petrol pumps.
The man, who is believed to be in his early 40s, managed to take the sum of money from the premises but was arrested by the Gardai a shortly after.
He’s currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
Gardai are asking for anyone that might have any extra information to come forward to help with their investigation, which they say is at an early stage. T
hey’ve asked anyone who was in the Rathass area at around 8.20pm last night, who may have information useful to the investigation, to contact Tralee Gardai on 066-7102300.