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Shots fired during attempted post office robbery in Dublin

A passerby was injured after attempting to stop the assailant.

File photo of the Woodbine Park post office.
File photo of the Woodbine Park post office.
Image: Screenshot via Google Maps

SHOTS WERE FIRED during an attempted armed robbery in Blackrock, Dublin, earlier today.

A search is now underway for the assailant, who gardaí say entered a post office near Woodbine Park at around 2.30pm, armed with a firearm.

After threatening staff and firing shots, he fled the scene empty handed. A member of the public attempted to stop him, and received minor injuries in the struggle.

There were no other injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Donnybrook Garda Station on 01 666 9200 or The Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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