Gardai are hunting a man who held up a shop in Prosperous with a wheel brace.
The lone male entered Londis on the Main Street yesterday, and threatened staff.
He took some cash and fled in a small dark, possibly black, car.
The owner gave chase, but he was last sighted at Beattystown Cross
The thief is described as being in his thirties, with blue eyes.
He spoke with a Kildare accent and was wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardai at Naas on 045-884-300.