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One arrested after armed robbery at bank in Montrose

The suspect was detained after falling off his getaway vehicle.

Gardai remove evidence from a partially burnt out car found at Seamount apartments in Montrose today.
Gardai remove evidence from a partially burnt out car found at Seamount apartments in Montrose today.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Updated 09:10pm

ONE PERSON HAS been arrested after an armed robbery on a bank at Montrose, south Dublin this morning.

Two men held up a branch of Bank of Ireland at around 11.30am with a firearm, threatening staff at the bank on the Stillorgan Road.

They left with a small amount of cash before making their getaway in a car.

The car was later abandoned a short distance and set alight and the raiders sped off on a motorcycle towards the Sandymount area.

imageA partially burnt out car is removed from the scene at Seamount apartments in Montrose near the robbery earlier (Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland).

One of the suspects fell off the bike and was later arrested by gardaí. The man in his 30s is now being held at Irishtown Garda Station. A firearm and an amount of money has been recovered and enquiries are ongoing.

First published 12:27

- Additional reporting by Michelle Hennessy.

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