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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 18°C
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# south anne street
Appeal over bank-drop cash robbery outside Eddie Rocket's
A worker at the fast food restaurant was intercepted and punched a number of times by thieves who intercepted his cash drop.

GARDAÍ HAVE ISSUED an appeal for information on a robbery that took place outside the Eddie Rocket’s diner on South Anne Street in Dublin on Tuesday.

A male staff member at the diner was heading out on a cash drop at around 11.10am when he was attacked by two men, who made off with the money with the help of a third.

The worker was attacked first by a man described by gardaí as being “of normal build”, who was wearing a navy boilersuit, sleeveless ‘high vis’ jacket and a dark beanie hat.

A second man, who had been waiting close by on the street before the robbery, then joined in the raid. He was wearing a council high vis jacket, blue jeans, a sleeveless top and a navy baseball hat.

The first man escaped on foot up Dawson Street and across Stephen’s Green, while the second attacker fled on the back of a motorbike being driven by a third man.

No description has been given of the bike’s driver, but gardaí say he was sitting on the vehicle outside the church on Dawson Street for about an hour before the incident, without a helmet and wearing a Bluetooth earpiece. They drove off via Nassau Street and Fenian Street, in the direction of the Grand Canal.

The Eddie Rocket’s worker received a number of blows to the ribs, elbow and head in the course of the robbery, and received medical attention locally afterwards.

Gardaí say they want to hear from anyone who may have seen the men in the area ahead of the raid. In particular, they’re looking for information on where the motorbike was driven after it was last spotted on Fenian Street (which runs parallel to Merrion Square North).

Any witnesses should contact Pearse Street Station on 01 666 9000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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