Hunt for lone raider who threatened shop staff with knife
Gardai are hunting a lone raider who attempted to rob a west Cork shop at knifepoint.
A man, described as two metres (6ft) in height and of strong build, attempted to rob a service station on Bantry quays shortly before 9.30pm on Wednesday evening.
However, the man was apparently disturbed by a customer arriving at the outlet and fled.
He had threatened the sole staff attendant with a knife before making his getaway on foot.
It is suspected that the man had a car parked nearby.
No-one was injured in the incident though the worker was described as quite shocked.
Gardai have appealed for anyone who may have seen suspicious activity on Bantry quays or a vehicle leaving the town at speed to contact them.
CCTV security cameras from the area are now being studied.
The raider was described as of stocky build and was wearing a red hoodie-type top with the hood pulled up, grey slacks, a white scarf and black trainers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Bantry gardai on (027) 20860.