GardaĆ­ have arrested three men in Galway following an armed robbery in Ferbane, Co. Offaly yesterday morning.

Three men entered a convenience store in Ferbane at approximately 6:40 armed with a number of weapons and forced the two female staff members to hand over a quantity of cigarettes, alcohol and cash.

The men left the scene in a dark coloured vehicle.

Both staff members did not require medical attention after the incident.

In follow up searches yesterday, all three men aged 19, 20 and 26, were arrested in Galway and are all currently detained under Section 50 Criminal Justice Act, 2007 in Garda stations across the midlands of the country.

The investigations are ongoing.