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Armed men fired shots during robbery of post office

Two members of staff were uninjured during the incident.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a robbery during which shots were fired at a post office in Dublin.

The incident occurred at Roebuck Post Office on Farmhill Road, Goatstown, Dublin 14 this morning at approximately 9.30am.

Gardaí said that two men, both armed, entered the post office.

One of the men fired shots which caused the glass partition at the customer counter to shatter. He jumped the counter and took an amount of cash. The second man took a small amount of cash from a cash register located elsewhere in the premises. The two female members of staff were uninjured during the incident.

Both suspects fled the scene via Farmhill Road/Larchfield Park in a blue Subaru Impreza which gardaí said “was the subject of an unauthorised taking”. This car was later located close to Mount Carmel Road, Goatstown.

The scene of the robbery and the car were both preserved and technically examined.

The first suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • Approximately 5’10″ in height

He was wearing:

  • A black balaclava
  • Black woolly hat
  • A jacket which was navy on the top half and black on the bottom
  • Dark coloured trousers 
  • Dark footwear
  • Orange coloured kitchen gloves.

The second suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • 5’6″ in height

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He was wearing:

  • An all grey coloured tracksuit
  • A blue t-shirt underneath
  • Black and white runners
  • Black gloves

An incident room has been established at Dundrum Garda Station.

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundrum garda station on 01 6665600, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any garda station.

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