Gardai investigate Letterkenny armed robbery

An investigation has been launched in to an armed robbery at a service station on the outskirts of Letterkenny.

The incident took place at the Nynes Gala Service Station in Killylastin at around 6.30pm last evening.

A man branding a concealed weapon entered store threatening staff, it is thought he escaped on foot with a significant 4 figure some of money.

No one was injured in the incident, but one staff member was said to be shook-up by her ordeal.

A forensic examination of the scene is underway.