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Armed robbery at Bank of Ireland branch in Clondalkin

There have been six armed raids across Dublin and Wicklow in the past five days.

The Clondalkin branch of Bank of Ireland
The Clondalkin branch of Bank of Ireland
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BANK OF IRELAND’S Clondalkin branch was the scene of an armed raid this morning, the group has confirmed today.

The branch at Newlands Cross in the Dublin 22 area is currently closed and will probably remain shut for the afternoon, a spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.

According to Gardaí, two masked men entered the bank at about 10.15am and ordered staff to hand over money. It is understood that one of the men was carrying a firearm. After threatening both staff and customers, they left the property with an undisclosed sum of money.

Some personal items were also stolen from customers in the branch. Nobody was injured during the raid.

The men escaped on foot and headed towards Boot Road. Witnesses or anyone with information are urged to contact Clondalkin Garda Station or the Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Over the past week, there have been six armed robberies in the Dublin and Wicklow area, leading to calls for a lift on the garda recruitment embargo and a Dublin ‘task force’ from Opposition parties and councillors.

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