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Handgun and crowbar used in lunchtime raid at Permanent TSB on Baggot Street

The raiders made their way through a crowd of pedestrians on the street after they exited the bank before 1pm.

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Updated 22:51

GARDAÍ IN IRISHTOWN have appealed for witnesses following an armed robbery at the Permanent TSB branch on Baggot Steet Upper in Dublin at lunchtime today.

At 12.42pm, two men entered the bank’s premises. One was armed with what has been described as a handgun and the other had a crowbar.

They threatened staff and left with a sum of money.

Nobody was harmed during the raid.

When the males left the building, they made their way through a crowd of pedestrians who were standing at the junction of Baggot Street Upper and Haddington Road.

They continued onto Haddington Road before crossing over to the junction of Haddington Road and Percy Place. There, it is believed they may have fled in an unidentified vehicle.

The first raider is described as about 5′ 11″ tall and of heavy build. He was wearing a hi-visibility jacket but the bottom section of it was dark in colour. He was also wearing dark bottoms, a black woolly hat and a white painters mask. He was the suspect holding the crowbar.

The second man, with the handgun, is about 5′ 8 or 9″ tall. He was wearing a black builder’s jacket with grey florescent strips, a woolly hat and a black scarf over his face.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the robbery is asked to contact the incident room in Irish town garda station on 01 666 9632.

First published 15:34

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