Gardaí are investigating an armed raid on a bookies in Dunshaughlin.

A lone raider entered the premises on Main Street around 5 pm yesterday.

He threatened staff with what is believed to have been a knife and escaped with a small amount of cash before fleeing the scene.

He ran towards Dunshaughlin Fire Station and then into the library car park.

Gardaí say he was wearing a black baseball hat, a black Nike zip top with long sleeves, grey shorts and white runners.

Anyone with information about the robbery is being asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01 8010600.