An armed raid took place at the Campus Spar shop on the Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise yesterday evening, with gardai appealing for assistance from the public to apprehend the culprit.
It is believed that a masked armed man entered the shop at around 7pm on Tuesday evening. He appeared to be armed with a handgun.
The raider threatened two members of staff, before making off with a sum of cash.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident or anyone who was in the vicinity around the time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Gardaí at 057 8674100.
Over the past few weeks a number of similar premises have been targeted, both during business hours and while businesses were closed.