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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 23 November, 2019

Gardaí charge a man after pub customers tackle armed robber in Dublin

He was held until gardaí arrived.

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Updated 8.50pm

THREE CUSTOMERS TACKLED an armed robber in a Dublin pub last night, holding him until he could be detained by gardaí.

Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with the attempted armed robbery in the pub on the Firhouse Road on the southside of the capital.

A man entered the premises just before midnight armed with what is believed to be a firearm, threatened staff and demanded a sum of cash. The man was challenged by three people on the premises and held until he was arrested by gardaí.

The suspected firearm was recovered at the scene and has been sent for technical examination.

The suspect is currently detained at Tallaght Garda Station under section 30 of Offences Against the State Act 1939.

Gardaí confirmed that a man in his 30s has been charged and is due to appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin tomorrow morning.

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