A taxi driver's been hospitalised after an armed robbery in the early hours of this morning in Dublin's south inner city.
It happened at around 2.45am on Mill Street in Dublin 8.
The taxi driver, who is in his 30s, was waiting on a pickup outside student accommodation when a man pointed a gun at him, demanded money and then assaulted the driver, hitting him in the face and body.
The suspect managed to take a number of items of property before fleeing on foot as Gardaí arrived. A short foot pursuit ensued and he was arrested.
The stolen items were recovered, along with the gun. The taxi driver was taken to St. James' Hospital to be treated for his injuries which are non-life-threatening.
The male suspect, who is in his late 20s, was taken to Kevin Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act, 1939.