Three Dublin thieves made their dummest mistake yet when they grabbed handfuls of candy after robbing cash from a gas station.

After the men ran from the scene of the crime they dropped sweets while running through the village. Police spotted the trail which led them to the robbers who were dividing up the cash from the raid.

The candy loving trio were arrested by police after responding to a robbery at a gas station in the Dublin superb of Palmerstown.

All three men are in their early twenties and are in police custody following their arrest.