Gardai are investigating a robbery to a Cake Shop in Castlebar where the shop assistant was held at knife point.

The perpetrator entered Cake My Day on Hopkins Road yesterday afternoon shortly before 4pm and brandished the knife before instructing the young woman working to empty the till.

He then fled the scene on foot with the cash.

There was nobody else in the shop at the time and no one was injured.

The owner of the shop Bernie Campbell returned a short time later to her daughter who was shaken by the ordeal.

Bernie has this lunchtime been telling Midwest News about incident.