GARDAÍ are appealing for witnesses in relation to an armed robbery incident at a casino off Main Street in Ballincollig in the early hours of this morning.
Shortly before 1am, a female staff member was at the rear of the premises when she was approached by a masked man armed with what is believed to be a firearm.
The man threatened and assaulted her before leaving scene empty-handed on foot.
No shots were fired during the incident. The staff member did not require medical attention.
The suspect is described as 5ft 6 inches to 5ft 9 inches tall and was wearing blue jeans, black shoes and a black jacket.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was on or in the vicinity of Main Street Ballincollig between midnight and 1.30am, and may have witnessed anything suspicious, to contact them.
They are also appealing to anyone who was driving through Ballincollig and may have dashcam footage to contact Gurranabraher Garda Station on 021-4946200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.