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Community 'stunned' by armed robberies in west Dublin

Two raids – at a betting shop and on a cash-in-transit van – took place in the area yesterday.

TD Patrick Nulty.
TD Patrick Nulty.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

LOCAL TD FOR Dublin West Patrick Nulty has today expressed ‘shock’ at two robberies that took place in his constituency yesterday.

Yesterday morning, a group of maked raiders stole cash from a betting shop in Clonsilla and later a youth attempted to make off with a cash box following a raid on a cash-in-transit van. In both cases, the people involved were believed to be armed with handguns.

Speaking after the incidents, Nulty said that the robberies have “stunned” the local community.

“Such outrageous acts of criminality and violence demonstrate contempt for law abiding citizens and workers going about their daily business at these busy locations,” he commented.

“We need to ensure that garda resources are targeted to focus on serious violent crime of this nature,” Nulty said. “One thing I am certain of is that ordinary people in the Dublin 15 area will assist the gardaí in any way they can and that people going to work or about their business will not be intimidated.”

Related: Garda appeal after three masked men raid Clonsilla bookies>

More: Cash-in-transit raider flees on foot after getaway car fails to start>

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